Top-60 fantasy running backs for 2014 released- New Orleans Saints have two guys

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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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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Ten most overrated players in the 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 lists...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Spotlight shining on the New Orleans Saints safeties

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and Training Camps are currently kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Most exciting position to watch during New Orleans Saints Training Camp

Nick, we’re under seven weeks to the start of the regular season and Training Camp kicks off tomorrow … I’m so excited I can barely contain myself! Which unit are you most interested in watching during the Training Camp sessions? – Anxious Andy, Alexandria Andy, deep breaths friend – we’re almost there. The answer to your question is a relatively easy one: the wide receivers...
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Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints have one of least intriguing camps in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jairus Byrd’s recovery from back surgery has gone as expected

According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Saints safety Jairus Byrd’s recovery from back surgery as gone as expected. #Saints S Jairus Byrd recovery from back surgery has gone as expected, per league source. Unknown if hell be limited to start training camp. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) July 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end

New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham will be tagged as a tight end. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Graham is indeed a tight end and not a wide receiver, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Jimmy Graham decision is out. Burbank has ruled he’s a tight end. The Saints have won — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 2, 2014 The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees thinks Saints are Super Bowl-ready

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t see any reason why he can’t win his second Super Bowl ring as he enters his 14th NFL season. “We have as good a chance as anybody,” Brees told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. “We still have a lot of work to do. But I know this: we are an extremely well-coached football team. We’ve got one of the best head coaches in the league...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Things To Look Forward To: The Saints Defense, Part 2 of 4

The header image showing Jairus Byrd edited into a Saints jersey is courtesy of discoloredcurrenc of SaintsReport.com. The New Orleans Saints turned the football world on its head when the NFL free agency period began on March 11, 2014 and they immediately signed Jairus Byrd to the largest contract for a safety in the history of football, destroying the belief held by media pundits...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: New Orleans Saints edition

Sports Ruckus writer Jessie Peel has graded the entire NFC South, and while some Saint fans might not like his grading, he has some very valid points.  Let’s see what the Saints finished with. New Orleans Saints Draft Needs: CB, LB, WR, DE Key Additions: FS Jairus Byrd (six years, $54 million), OT Zach Strief (five years, $20 […] The post Grading the Draft: New Orleans Saints...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the expectations of Jairus Byrd?

What made me think of the Jairus Byrd expectations was the 2009 Saints’ team. When Sharper came in, the expectations from him were similar to what I feel like the expectations of Champ Bailey are right now; An old vet signing to make a slight impact while also teaching the young guys (the last part didn’t really pan out with Malcolm Jenkins, though). I haven’t spoken with anyone...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Byrd droppings already falling in New Orleans

Well it seems it didn’t take long for Jairus Byrd to raise eyebrows in ‘Who Dat?’ nation as he has elected to have optional back surgery just as OTA’s began in New Orleans. Anyone that has ever read my articles involving the best free safety in the league knows that I am not at all a fan of Jairus Byrd. I find him to be one of the most selfish men in the NFL and feel he is...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints New Safety Jairus Byrd Undergoing Back Surgery

New Orleans Saints’ safety Jairus Byrd is set to undergo back surgery – Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images As the old saying goes: buyer beware. That’s the case with the New Orleans Saints, after hearing their biggest offseason acquisition, safety Jairus Byrd, is already going under the knife. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Byrd is reportedly undergoing...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd is undergoing back surgery

Saints safety Jairus Byrd is undergoing back surgery today and will miss this week’s OTA’s. Jairus Byrd is having surgery on his back today. — Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) May 29, 2014 So he won't be practicing for a week, will be rehabbing — Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) May 29, 2014 Not necessary to do, it was for a disc, they felt it would help him in the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

First OTA Updates – Jairus Byrd Having Back Surgery

The media was finally allowed access to OTAs for the first time today and some information is starting to come in on how things are going. Most significant perhaps is that Jairus Byrd is having back surgery today to fix some “disc” issue. If you read the ProFootballTalk link I posted there I agree with most of the sentiments. Despite Sean Payton assurances that this surgery wouldn’t...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd is already looking like a huge gamble for New Orleans

Last year Jairus Byrd sat out half the season for a turf toe in Buffalo, and now he is injured again. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters that Byrd missed practice Thursday to undergo surgery to relieve a disc issue in his back, according to The Times-Picayune. Payton said Byrd, is expected to […] The post Jairus Byrd is already looking like a huge gamble for New...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Jairus Byrd Misses OTAs After Back Surgery

New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd had surgery on Thursday, and as a result, was absent from practice. According to Nola.com, Saints coach Sean Payton told media that the procedure was optional and he expected him back by training camp. “He’s having a surgical procedure on his back for a disk,” Payton said via Nola.com. “It’s been asymptomatic but it’s something we...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Jairus Byrd missing Saints OTAs after back surgery

The Saints were without their biggest acquisition of the offseason Thursday for OTAs. Coach Sean Payton told reporters that safety Jairus Byrd had back surgery, and wouldn’t be available for the next several weeks. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Byrd wouldn’t have had the procedure if it was the regular season, and they hope getting it done...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints S Jairus Byrd Undergoing Back Surgery, Expected To Be Full Go For Camp

  Saints HC Sean Payton told reporters on Thursday that offseason acquisition S Jairus Byrd is undergoing surgery on his back today, per Mike Triplett. Payton did say that Byrd is expected to be a full go for training camp, which is at least a good sign. This is hardly the type of news the Saints want to hear after they signed Byrd to a six-year, $54 million contract that includes...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking Saints Current 2014 "Need" Positions

With the additions of Jairus Byrd and Erik Lorig as well as the re-signing of some key players, the team needs are starting to shift. Not that their respective positions are necessarily set, but you have to feel better about where they stand. Below is the current "needs" the team has in order of importance, and the Saints will be well served to address them prior to the...
Via The Saints Nation
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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