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JAIRUS BYRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Top offseason acquisition for New Orleans Saints will debut Saturday

When the New Orleans Saints signed free safety Jairus Byrd to a six-year, $53 million contract in March, they imagined that they’d be getting an instant difference maker in their defensive backfield. As it turned out, they’d have to wait several months to see him in action as Byrd recovered from back surgery. Yesterday Byrd finally saw the practice field and it didn’t take...
Via cover32 - Saints
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Safety trio can be special

Recently, New Orleans Saints’ prized free agent Jairus Byrd said that he and Kenny Vaccaro as a safety duo “stand right at the top.” Saying they are number one is difficult to claim with the Seattle Seahawks still around, but as far as tandems east of Seattle he may have a strong case. Regardless, Vaccaro and Byrd, along with Rafael Bush are a nice set to have. With the addition...
Via isportsweb.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Update: Jairus Byrd is week-to-week

The New Orleans Saints signed free agent safety Jairus Byrd to a 6 year deal this offseason. Byrd had to undergo surgery in May of this year to relieve a disc issue in his back. ESPN's Mike Triplett reported early this week that Byrd seems to be on schedule to return to the team shortly. Getty Images Byrd was hopeful to return to the Saints before the start...
Via NFL Injury Report
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Shots fired: New Orleans Saints S Jairus Byrd named top-10 overrated player in NFL

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd’s return flight to the field is on schedule

There are plenty of reasons to be stoked about the 2014 NFL season for New Orleans Saints fans, and the biggest one hasn’t even seen the field yet. In May the Saints signed free agent Jairus Byrd to a massive long-term contract which made him the highest paid safety in the NFL. Earl Thomas of the Seahawks later signed a larger deal which pays him more annually, but the total value...
Via cover32 - Saints
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Jairus Byrd remains on schedule

New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd's recovery from back surgery has gone as expected this summer, according to a league source. Byrd is expected to be healthy enough to participate in training camp, though it’s unknown if he will be limited when the Saints begin practicing Friday at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. Obviously there’s a good chance the Saints will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd named top-3 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Saints
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd ranks 3rd in list of top 10 free agent defensive backs

Jairus Byrd says he will keep Buffalo in mind as an option once he hits free agency this year, and it just might be a good idea that he is. The Bills made him a “substantial” offer and for some reason Byrd seems to think that teams are going to knock down his door in order to make him the highest paid safety in the NFL and I’m not so sure that is actually going to happen. In...
Via cover32 - Bills
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Rumors: Don't be surprised if Philadelphia makes offer to Jairus Byrd

Earlier today, a report surfaced that the Buffalo Bills were unlikely to re-sign star safety Jairus Byrd. I mentioned the Philadelphia Eagles as a potential landing spot and it appears that they will in fact show interest if he hits free agency.Don't be surprised if the Eagles are one of the first teams to call Byrd when free agency begins March 11, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Where’s Jairus Byrd rank among best free agents in the 2014 class?

With Super Bowl XLVIII in the books, the 2013 season is officially in the rearview mirror. Thus, it’s time to look ahead to 2014. But before teams gather for training camp in July, play preseason games in August and tee it up for real in September, they have some roster building to do. While the NFL Draft in May will get most of the attention, free agency, which starts on March...
Via cover32 - Bills
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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