Byrd reported to the Bills on Thursday night, two days after the two-time Pro Bowl player signed his one-year, $6.9 million franchise tender. The Bills are scheduled to hold a walkthrough Friday before traveling to Washington.
Byrd is not expected to play versus the Redskins after missing the entire offseason. He also must pass a physical.
The NFL granted Buffalo a two-game roster exemption for Byrd, covering the final two preseason games. That clears the way for Byrd to be on the active roster for the Sept. 8 season opener against the New England Patriots.
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