Jairus Byrd | S | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 3/11/2014 10:50pm et
The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, March 11 signed FS Jairus Byrd to a 6-year contract worth $54 million, with $28 million in guaranteed money, according to a source.
Huddle Up: As expected, Byrd struck it big in free agency, signing with the Saints, whose defense took big strides in 2013 after 2012's disaster. Byrd spent his first 5 NFL seasons in Buffalo, where he racked up the second-most interceptions (22) in the league during that span.
Posted: 3/9/2014 11:05pm et
The Miami Dolphins have shown interest in free-agent FS Jairus Byrd (Bills).
Huddle Up: Byrd, rated by many as the top FA safety available, is sure to attract a lot of interest, and don't be surprised if all of the Bills' AFC East rivals are at the top of the suitors' list.
Posted: 2/27/2014 11:02pm et
The Buffalo Bills' contract talks with impending free-agent FS Jairus Byrd have been pleasant this offseason. The two sides did not have much success in contract talks last offseason.
Huddle Up: The seemingly annual contract negotiations between Byrd and the Bills are in full swing, but the FS is worth the hassle as only CB Asante Samuel has more interceptions (25) over the past 5 seasons than Byrd's 22.
Posted: 9/9/2013 1:39pm et
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (feet) said he is not sure when he will be able to return from the plantar fasciitis in both of his feet.
Huddle Up: Plantar fascitis in one foot is bad enough, but two? This is a pain management issue that doesn't sound like it will go away anytime soon. The Bills defense performed remarkably well against the vaunted Patriots without him, though. Can they keep it up?
Posted: 9/5/2013 2:54pm et
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd is trying to convince the team to trade him before the NFL trade deadline.
Huddle Up: Between the apparently lingering contention over Byrd's contract situation and his lingering plantar fasciitis injury, this situation is a mess, and don't be surprised if the playmaking safety's next game is played wearing a new uniform.
Posted: 8/20/2013 11:32pm et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd signed his 1-year franchise tender Tuesday, Aug. 20. According to a source, Byrd will report to the team Thursday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: So Byrd will be a Bill -- at least for this season -- and that's a good thing for Buffalo and IDP GMs as he ranks third in the NFL with 18 interceptions over the past 4 seasons.
Posted: 7/14/2013 11:28pm et
The Buffalo Bills and FS Jairus Byrd do not have any talks scheduled for Monday, July 15, which is the deadline to sign franchised players to long-term deals.
Huddle Up: It's looking like Byrd's 5th season in Buffalo could be his last, with the play-making safety playing under the franchise tag this season before being free to test the open market next offseason.
Posted: 7/7/2013 1:24pm et
The Buffalo Bills have not made any recent progress in contract talks with franchise free-agent FS Jairus Byrd. The team has until July 15 to sign him to a long-term contract. The Bills also could consider trading Byrd if they are not able to sign him to a long-term deal, but he would have to sign his tender offer before the team would consider a trade.
Huddle Up: Byrd burst on to the NFL scene with 9 interceptions his rookie season, but he has had only 9 combined picks in the 3 seasons since. He did, however, have a decent overall season a year ago to aid his contract cause with 5 picks, 4 forced fumbles, a pair of fumble recoveries and 76 total tackles.