Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is expected to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday.

"We expect him to be able to play" Marrone said. "I'm really excited to see him back out there."

Marrone said he did not know if Byrd would start the game. During the opening portion of Wednesday's practice the only part open to reporters Byrd lined up in only some defensive packages.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Bills are now open to trading Byrd. Bills CEO Russ Brandon addressed the report on WGR 550 in Buffalo on Wednesday morning.

"I don't know where these reports come from" Brandon said. "We are not actively seeking a deal. It's the very same situation we talked about a month ago. It's not a topic of conversation in our building."

However Brandon said they would listen to offers for any player.

"When someone calls us we pick up the phone and answer it" he said.

The Bills have until Oct. 29 to trade Byrd.

Despite a contract dispute that led to Byrd not signing his franchise tender until late August Marrone said Wednesday that he is not concerned with Byrd's mindset as he returns.

"I have no questions whatsoever on that. I don't think his mind was ever anywhere else other than getting himself better" Marrone said. "All I saw was a player coming back and just what I used to say -- and this wasn't a company line -- that the kid is working hard to get back."

Marrone maintained his stance that as coach he has blinders on to whatever else may be happening with Byrd behind the scenes.

"I never saw anything else except him working on the injury" he said. "I didn't see the business side of what was going on on the outside."

However Marrone held Byrd out of last Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns despite Byrd telling coaches he was ready to play.