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Sports hernia comes at bad time

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Jairus Byrd is the playmaking ballhawk Buffalo's defense needs. Instinctive in open space with great pedigree, Byrd was expected to contribute from day one. After having surgery on a sports hernia, he won't see the field any time soon. For a Bills defense on the verge of breaking out, it is an unfortunate early setback, says BFR's Tyler Dunne.

Poor Jairus Byrd. The guy just can't catch a break. He couldn't join his teammates at OTAs because of his academic schedule at Oregon. And now he can't compete for a starting spot because of a sports hernia. OK, OK the reported four-year, $4.2 million deal might cheer him up a bit. But somebody please buy this guy a garbage plate or something. The second-round pick had surgery two weeks ago and...

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