The Buffalo Bills used the franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd, offering him a one year contract worth $6.9 million leaving Levitre open to free agency. Andy Levitre said he would “love to hear from them” before he walks away.
“I’m in limbo right now. I don’t know what their [The Buffalo Bills] plan is. Now that Jarius [Byrd] got his franchise tag, there’s a week and a half for them to work a deal out with me. But I haven’t been offered anything yet. We’re waiting around to see if something will pop up.”
The former second round draft pick is eager for the Bills to “gauge his value.” Levitre wants to stay in Buffalo, but he is not certain if the Buffalo Bills want him. Andy Levitre has started every game and played every position on the offensive for the Buffalo Bills.
Even though he feels he is in limbo, Levitre remains positive and calls the prospect of free agency “an exciting time for him.” Andy Levitre believes it would be in the Buffalo Bills’ best interest “to at least throw me an offer.” Levitre is anxious to “get this thing rolling.”
Levitre faces a lot of unknowns in the next 10 days, and having an offer from the Buffalo Bills would at least give him something to compare to other offers when NFL free agency officially begins next weekend.