According to ESPN.com, preliminary contract negotiations are already underway between the Bills and Byrd. According to a league source, Buffalo has begun preliminary contract negotiations with pending free-agent safety Jairus Byrd . No deal is imminent. He was drafted by the Bills in the second round in 2009. Tags: Buddy Nix Posted in Inside the Bills When asked by Buffalobills.com about contract negotiations, the free safety deferred to his representatives.