Chief among them Jairus Byrd and kicker Dan Carpenter. Byrd’s play remained strong in the 11 games he did play, though, and he made the Pro Bowl last week. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd injured his ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's season finale against the New England Patriots The Bills announced Byrd's return as questionable. As part of the Bills' season-ending news conference Monday afternoon, general manager Doug Whaley said the Bills will offer a contract to Byrd, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. That’s led Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said he and CEO Russ Brandon have decided to make a push to bring Byrd back despite the unpleasant way things played out last year. “We’ve had a conversation myself and Russ sat and talked to Jairus, and we’re gonna make an offer to the guy and we’re gonna try to keep him,” Whaley said, via WGR550.com. "We've had a conversation, myself and Russ, sat and talked to Jairus, and we're going to make an offer to the guy and we're going to try to keep him. "We're going to try to the best of our abilities because we're in the business of collecting good players, and he's a good player."