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Raiders Draft Prospects: Free safety Gerod Holliman

Name: Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville Height: 6ft Weight: 205lbs NFL Comparison: Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland Browns Positives: Extremely proficient and agile coverage safety. Holliman possesses a superhuman nose for the ball. With two games (not including whichever bowl game) left in the season, he leads the nation with 13 interceptions. In ten games played, he’s picked off a pass...
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Pierre Warren Returns, Cooks and Bush to IR

Here’s the article that details the Saints’ latest roster moves below. Cooks had surgery on his thumb this week with a timetable set for at least 4-6 weeks, according to Cooks’ agent Jeff Sperbeck. Bush fractured his fibula, according to a source. He was on crutches after Sunday’s game but didn’t know if surgery was required. The Saints brought back training camp standout...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Game: What’s Jairus Byrd up to?

If you’re anything like me, you’re curious about just what the highest paid safety in the game is up to since he won’t be playing football for the rest of 2014. His Twitter feed would suggest he’s mostly keeping up with his Alma Mater Oregon and their football season, but there’s more to it than just that. While away from the field, #saints safety Jairus Byrd is serious...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the New Orleans Saints could lose in Carolina

The Saints are riding high after their blowout 44-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night; however, heading into Carolina on the Thursday before Halloween could be more Trick than Treat for the Bayou boys. Here’s our list of reasons why the Saints could lose their first matchup with the Panthers. 5.) The defense is giving up too many big plays   Jairus Byrd’s...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints march into bye week with noticeable limp

On Friday we learned that Safety Jairus Byrd was being put on season-ending IR. Mark Ingram was, and still is, out indefinitely with a broken hand. Ramon Humber left the game on Sunday. And somehow an even more newsworthy injury occurred. On a reception in the second quarter, Jimmy Graham bulldozed his way down the field, careening his right shoulder perfectly into a defender’s...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to look for in Buccaneers at Saints

Going into this game with the news of Jairus Byrd gone for the season just isn’t the same. The Saints are 1-3 and now they no longer have what the salary cap suggests is one of the team’s top 5 players. So where does that leave the Saints? I know we all like to look into our crystal ball and figure out what the final record will be, how the divisional games shake out and which...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints need turnovers; Was Byrd their best hope?

The New Orleans Saints and Rob Ryan have yet to land an interception, and they have been struggling at creating turnovers. With Jairus Byrd who the team invested millions of dollars in, on the sidelines for the rest of the year, the team chances might be slim to none. The Saints rank dead last in […] The post Saints need turnovers; Was Byrd their best hope? appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Updates On 2014 Opponents

Part of winning in the NFL is keeping apprised of the schedule.  There were some interesting updates regarding the Chicago Bears opponents. All-Pro Safety Jairus Byrd Done For The Year In New Orleans People have been trying to figure out for weeks what the problems is with the New Orleans Saints defense.  After finishing 4th overall in 2013, everybody fully expected the young unit...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Payton speaks to injured Byrd as a parent, not as a coach

It was a seemingly benign moment during Saints practice Thursday in Metairie. The Saints top free agent acquisition, safety Jairus Byrd, turned to try and catch a ball. Something seemed amiss though as the veteran safety crumpled to the ground. For an initial moment, Byrd and his teammates thought he had dinged his knee.    "It wasn't a contact play," head coach Sean...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd out for the season with a torn meniscus

Jairus Byrd injured his meniscus (knee) at practice today and will have surgery to repair it. That means he’s headed to IR and is out for the season. While Byrd created the lone turnover the defense has to this point (a forced fumble of Julio Jones that Corey White recovered), his play was largely disappointing and certainly not worthy of what was at the time the largest contract...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints safety Byrd has season-ending knee surgery

METARIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says starting free safety Jairus Byrd has had season-ending knee surgery. Payton said Friday the three-time Pro Bowler injured his lateral meniscus Thursday during a workout. Payton, who doesn't normally announce injuries, says Byrd had informed his father, Gil, an assistant with the Saints' Sunday opponent, the Tampa...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints safety Byrd tears meniscus, placed on season-ending IR

The most prized free agent of this past year's class will watch the rest of the season from the sideline. New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd, who signed a six-year, $54 million deal this offseason, tore his lateral meniscus and has been placed on the team's season-ending injured reserve, head coach Sean Payton announced. Byrd, sustaining the non-contact injury during Thursday...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints place Jairus Byrd on season-ending IR

The New Orleans Saints have placed starting free safety Jairus Byrd on season-ending injured reserve after he tore his meniscus in Thursday’s practice. Byrd, the team’s top free-agent acquisition, started all four games this season and has the team’s lone turnover, a forced fumble against Atlanta in Week 1. Byrd has 22 tackles this season.   The post Saints place Jairus...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Place Jairus Byrd on Season-Ending Injured Reserve

In what amounts to a tremendous blow to their struggling defense, the New Orleans Saints announced on Friday that they have placed starting free safety Jairus Byrd on season-ending injured reserve. jairus byrd has been placed on season-ending IR, Payton announced #Saints — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 3, 2014 Byrd, who signed a whopping six-year, $54 million free-agent...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Jairus byrd Out For Remainder Of Season

The New Orleans Saints received some terrible news when star safety Jairus Byrd was injured on a non-contact drill during practice. Byrd will miss the remainder of the season with a torn lateral meniscus. jairus byrd has been placed on season-ending IR, Payton announced #Saints — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 3, 2014 Saints HC Sean Payton announces S Jairus Byrd is out...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Place S Jairus Byrd On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they have placed S Jairus Byrd on season-ending injured reserve with a torn lateral meniscus. jairus byrd has been placed on season-ending IR, Payton announced #Saints — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 3, 2014 The post Saints Place S Jairus Byrd On Season-Ending Injured Reserve appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd done for the year; Saints place him on I/R

Well Bills fans, there you have it. Jairus Byrd had been placed on the injured reserve. @Saints: Jairus Byrd has been placed on season-ending IR, Payton announced #Saints He received a huge paycheck to watch the season. This is a huge loss for the Saints who ranks 32nd in the NFL. The Saints head coach […] The post Jairus Byrd done for the year; Saints place him on I/R appeared...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

11 New Orleans Saints on the path to the Pro Bowl

Every player on this list would rather play in the Super Bowl this year than the Pro Bowl, but they can still be credited with the nomination without actually appearing in it.  Even so, if by some tragedy the New Orleans Saints do not make it to the big game the Pro Bowl is a satisfying reward for the roster’s best players. Photo credit:  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Defense...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Byrd eager to test back, mesh with Saints defense

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) Saints safety Jairus Byrd has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself that his surgically repaired back is a healed as doctors believe. Byrd, the top free agent acquisition by New Orleans this past offseason, was cleared for contact this week, allowing him to practice at full speed and with no limitations for the first time since...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Summary: Jairus Byrd takes flight, Brandin Cooks makes his mark

Tuesday saw the beginning of a new era in the Saints defensive backfield, with record-breaking signee Jairus Byrd taking the field for the first time this year with Kenny Vaccaro. .@KennyVaccaro4 and @jairusbyrd #SaintsCamp pic.twitter.com/YN207pLIrT — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) July 29, 2014 Byrd was recovering from minor back surgery up until this point, and he was greeted...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list

The big piece of news this morning at practice was the return of Jairus Byrd, who came off of the “PUP” list. Byrd underwent back surgery recently and was listed as “day to day”, but while the procedure was described as “minor” it’s always a bit unsettling to hear the words back and surgery together. Byrd was immediately thrust into his starting role with the 1s in...
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July 29, 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...
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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
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