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.
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.