Posted by Andy Benoit
Bills safety Jairus Byrd, who finished second in the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, is out indefinitely after undergoing a third groin surgery in 13 months.
Byrd's status for the September 12 opener is very iffy.
"It looks like he's going to be out for a while," head coach Chan Gailey said, according to the Associated Press. "We're hoping the first game, but it may be not."
Gailey said the injury is related to the groin problem that ended Byrd's '09 season.
The Bills have good depth at safety -- George Wilson is a leader and excellent tackler; Donte Whitner is speedy -- but they'll have trouble replacing Byrd's NFL-leading nine interceptions.
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