Jairus Byrd Inactive for Opener

September 8, 2013 Updated Sep 8, 2013 at 11:47 AM EDT

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Jairus Byrd Inactive for Opener

September 8, 2013 Updated Sep 8, 2013 at 11:47 AM EDT

Orchard Park (WKBW) Bills Safety Jairus Byrd will not play Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Byrd was among the Bills inactives announced prior to the season opener on Sunday. The safety was considered doubtful after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week. Byrd is dealing with Plantar Fasciitis in both of his feet. Da'Norris Searcy will start at free safety.

Also inactive are kicker Dustin Hopkins, CB Stephon Gilmore, OL Doug Legursky, DT Jay Ross, TE Chris Gragg and DL Corbin Bryant.

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