The Buffalo Bills will place the franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Bills are placing franchise tag on S Jairus Byrd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2013 
If he ends up signing the tender offer, he’ll play this season for a one-year base salary of $6.9 million.
Byrd, who has played for the Bills since they took him in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, started all 16 games last season and had five interceptions and four fumble recoveries.
Information from Michael David Smith, ProFootballTalk,  was used in this article.Bills To Franchise Jairus Byrd by Wes Goldberg