Jairus Byrd thrilled for Rob Ryan's 'exotic' defense

Jairus Byrd signing with the New Orleans Saints easily was one of the best schematic linkups during this offseason. The three-time Pro Bowl safety said a big reason he chose New Orleans -- presumably aside from the six-year, $54 million contract the Saints provided -- was the prospect of working with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. "To have that ability with an offense that...
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Twitter Tuesday: Welcome Jairus Byrd to WhoDat Nation

Arguably the biggest surprise so far in NFL free agency was the landing of Jairus Byrd in New Orleans. Byrd spent the majority of the days after his signing retweeting fans welcoming him to WhoDat Nation: “@_JIMM__: @jairusbyrd welcome to the family man! #WhoDatNation” — jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) March 12, 2014 “@The_EZ_Life_: @jairusbyrd one of my favorite players in the...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Byrd is the word for the New Orleans Saints

The Saints made what could be the surprise move of the offseason this week, here’s a look back at a wild week one of free agency: New Orelans Saints - The Saints signed free agent safety Jairus Byrd, now Neer Shah tells you how he’ll stack up in their secondary. (READ) - Darren Sproles is finally on his way out of New Orleans. (READ) - Will Osgood tells us why the Saints...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd’s contract details released

The details of new Saints safety Jairus Byrd’s $56 million contract have been released. As expected, it is a very back loaded deal. Byrd’s contract will only be a $3.5 million cap hit to the organization in the upcoming 2014 season, according to Spotrac. That is broken down into a $1.3 million base salary and a $2.2 million signing bonus. In 2015, however, his tranquil little...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd signs 6 year deal with a team that has almost no cap space

That’s right Bills fans, your prized free safety left Buffalo to sign with the New Orleans Saints who gave him a 6 year deal worth $54 million with $28 million guaranteed. Its the kind of deal he was dreaming of when the Bills gave him the franchise tag and he so graciously held out the entire portion of training camp because, well you know, he’s a team player. But don’t get...
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March 11, 2014  |  1 Comment

Byrd more trouble than he’s worth, Upgrading the O-line, Mayhem Monday and more…

The writing staff here at cover32 Bills is made up of some of the most passionate Buffalo Bills fans out there and their dedication to provide readers with content throughout the long offseason shows just how much we all care about this team. Below is our weekly rewind of just a few pieces we ran this week, so check them out and head over to our home page to find the rest of this...
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March 08, 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...
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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...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jairus Byrd unlikely to re-sign with Bills, will test free agency

Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is one of the top players scheduled to hit the free agent market in free agency. He is arguably the second best safety in the NFL, behind Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas. On the open market, Byrd will likely draw significant interest.The Bills have discussed a contract extension with Byrd, but are unlikely to agree to one before free agency and...
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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...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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