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Jairus Byrd has no interest in talking about rough 2014 season

To say that Jairus Byrd had a tough go of it in 2014 would be a pretty big understatement. Not only did he miss the bulk of the offseason practices after undergoing back surgery, but he also was injured early on in the 2014 season. After the brutal start to his time with the New Orleans Saints, he's looking to turn the page to a new chapter, according to Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Safety Jairus Byrd With the One-Handed Catch Off the Jugs Machine

If you think about it, it is a little surprising that we don't see more one-handed catch videos featuring some of the NFL's finest defensive backs. Catching is not their primary objective, but it never hurts for a safety or corner back to be good at doing what the offensive guys do. Why? Because if you can catch the ball--with one hand or two--that means the wide receiver didn't...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Positional Preview: Safeties

In the 2014 season, New Orleans lacked in many areas--especially on the defensive side of the ball. Not only, struggling to stop the run, but controlling the deep pass threat, was nearly impossible to control. From game one through the end of the season, there always seemed to be something preventing the team to show dominance defensively. From Jairus Byrd being injured, to other...
Via Pro Football Spot
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 most valuable Saints in 2015

Every year in June I compile the list of my top 10 Saints going into a season, in terms of their value to the team going into that season. Compared to last year there are some significant changes and this is probably the hardest list I’ve ever done. This is my seventh year doing this and while so much has shifted year to year, Brees remains at the very top every time I’ve done...
Via The Saints Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Saints Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints save five million by restructuring Jairus Byrd’s contract

The New Orleans Saints’ salary cap shedding spree continues. According to a report by Field Yates of ESPN, the Saints have saved just short of $5 million off their 2015 cap number by restructuring safety Jairus Byrd‘s contract: Source: Saints clear $4.8M of cap space by converting Jairus Byrd's $6M roster bonus to signing bonus. His cap # drops from $10.3M to $5.5M. — Field...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How do the Saints solve their cap issues?

The New Orleans Saints currently sit a bit more $20 million over the salary cap [editor’s note: moments ago a Jairus Byrd bonus conversion has trimmed this number by $4.8 million]. It’s been trendy to label their financial situation as “a mess” and assert that they are currently experiencing “salary cap hell“. There is no question they are limited in what they can spend...
Via This Given Sunday
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints convert Jairus Byrd’s contract, save $4.8 million in cap space

With the Pierre Thomas release and now this, the Saints have saved ~$6.5 million against the cap in less than 24 hours. They were a little over $20 million over so they still have some work to do, but this move saves a nice chunk. Source: Saints clear $4.8M of cap space by converting Jairus Byrd’s $6M roster bonus to signing bonus. His cap # drops from $10.3M to $5.5M. — Field...
Via The Saints Nation
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Free Up $4.8M In Cap Space By Reworking Jairus Byrd’s Contract

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Saints have restructured the contract of S Jairus Byrd and in the process, freed up $4.8 million of available cap space. According to Yates, the Saints converted Byrd’s $6 million roster bonus into signing bonus. This move dropped his cap figure from $10.3 million to $5.5 million. Any move to create cap space is ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Top 10 Plays of the 2014 Season: #10 – Jairus Byrd’s Lone Created Turnover

With the season officially over I thought I would revisit the top 10 plays of the season, much like I do every year. The first of this top 10 series comes from the first game of the season. You’ll remember the promise for turnovers that came with the signing of Jairus Byrd. Well in week 1 for just one time, we felt like that might become a reality. Byrd stripped Julio Jones of...
Via The Saints Nation
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

10 injuries that have significantly altered the NFL season

More than any other sport, football sees injuries alter the fortunes of teams every season. Sure, baseball and hockey teams have key guys go down, but in the National Football League it is a weekly battle to avoid a crushing blow. This year has been no different, with some teams seeing more than their fair share of attrition. Below are the 10 players lost to injuries that most altered...
Via This Given Sunday
December 11, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Saints
November 09, 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...
Via The Saints Nation
October 05, 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...
Via Sports Mockery
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 Payton said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via The Saints Nation
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The good news continues: Jairus Byrd placed on IR

For those of you who still are not ready to panic on the Saints 2014 season, here is the latest update with the team: Sean Payton announced on Friday afternoon that safety Jairus Byrd has been placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. He tore his lateral meniscus in a non-contact play in practice on Thursday. He apparently was turning to catch a ball down-field when...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
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 Bay Buccaneers...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Sportsnaut
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 -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via cover32 - Saints
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via cover32 - Saints
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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