Rapoport: Buffalo's front-line issue
Byrd skipped most of the preseason hoping to receive a long-term contract that would make him the highest-paid safety in football. He finally relented last week and signed his tender.
Byrd sounded bitter about his contract status earlier this week and declined to squash rumors that he had requested a trade.
The fifth-year pro already is behind on learning new coordinator Mike Pettine's defense and doesn't sound as if he's all-in with the franchise. Usually, the story of a disgruntled playmaker on a young, banged-up team does not end well.