Jairus Byrd | S | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 10/3/2014 4:21pm et
New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 3, after suffering a torn lateral meniscus during practice Thursday, Oct. 2. Byrd (knee) underwent surgery Friday, and said it will require extra rehab because it's a 'bucket-handle tear.' Byrd's surgery was a success and a full recovery is expected, according to head coach Sean Payton. S Rafael Bush will replace Byrd in the starting lineup.
Huddle Up: Crushing blow for Byrd and the reeling Saints' defense, which now will be without its fourth-leading tackler and prize offseason acquisition.
Posted: 8/20/2014 2:22pm et
New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) participated in full-contact practice drills for the first time this season Tuesday, Aug. 19. He's expected to play in the third preseason game this weekend.
Huddle Up: The Saints and a number of IDP league GMs are counting on Byrd, who's reeled in the second-most interceptions (22) in the league since his rookie season of 2009.
Posted: 7/29/2014 8:00pm et
New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) practiced for the first time this offseason Tuesday, July 29. Byrd will gradually make his way back and did not take part in full-team drills.
Huddle Up: The ball-hawking safety and prize free-agent acquisition (22 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries in his first 5 seasons) is coming off offseason back surgery and it could even take a few regular-season games for the Pro Bowler to hit his full stride.