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Jairus Byrd | Defensive Back | #31

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 203
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (42) / BUF
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Free agent S Jairus Byrd is working out for the 49ers on Tuesday.
Byrd was cut by the Saints before free agency after three disappointing seasons in New Orleans. This is the first we have heard about him since, and it is telling he is working out "with a group" of other defensive backs, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Byrd will turn 31 in October. May 30 - 8:46 AM

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Saints released FS Jairus Byrd.

The move will officially take place of the first day of the league year, March 9, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Signed to a massive six-year, $54 million contract in 2014, which at the time made Byrd the league's highest-paid safety, Byrd missed 15 games his first two seasons in New Orleans and then was benched in 2016. There's no other way to put it than to say Byrd was a colossal bust. The Saints will designate Byrd as a post-June 1 cut, which would save $7.8 million in cap space in 2017. Byrd turns 31 this year.
Feb 28 - 8:24 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett believes FS Jairus Byrd will "definitely" have to take a pay cut to keep his roster spot for 2017.

Signed to a massive six-year, $54 million deal in 2014, Byrd has been a colossal free-agent bust in New Orleans after playing at an All-Pro level in Buffalo. Byrd missed 15 games in his first two seasons with the Saints before playing in all 16 this past year, though he was benched at times. Byrd is due a $7.9 million salary and is set to count $11.7 million against the cap in 2017.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 6 - 11:18 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints FS Jairus Byrd will be benched for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Chargers.

The Saints' secondary has been an unmitigated disaster this year and Byrd hasn't helped matters. After getting eaten up by Devonta Freeman in Week 3, he'll watch this one from the sidelines. Byrd has been a colossal bust since joining the Saints as a free agent in 2014. Look for second-round rookie Vonn Bell to draw the start at free safety Sunday in San Diego.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) is practicing on the first day of camp.

It is the first time he has started training camp healthy since joining the Saints in 2014. The Saints will almost certainly limit his reps throughout camp in an effort to keep him healthy heading into the season. Byrd could cede some snaps to rookie Vonn Bell, but he should start opposite Kenny Vaccaro if healthy.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee soreness) is sitting out the offseason program, but expected to be ready for training camp.

It's far from good news, as Byrd is dealing with issues in the knee that's bothered him for his entire Saints career. We suppose he'll be ready for camp, but it's clearly a concern for his 2016. Going on 30, Byrd has been an injury-plagued disaster for the Saints, appearing in just 17 of a possible 32 games.
Thu, May 26, 2016 01:42:00 PM

The Saints could restructure FS Jairus Byrd’s contract.

Byrd’s $6 million salary is fully guaranteed, but the Saints might look to reduce his $10.9 million cap hit. It would be the second straight year Byrd's contract was reworked after he converted his roster bonus into a signing bonus last season. Byrd has played in just 17 games the past two years.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 02:55:00 PM

$6 million of Saints FS Jairus Byrd's base salary for 2016 became fully guaranteed on Wednesday.

Wednesday marks the third day of the new waiver period. Byrd inked a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints in 2014. So far, he hasn't been worth the money. Byrd tore his meniscus early in the 2014 campaign and was part of a New Orleans secondary that allowed 284 passing yards per game this past season. Cutting him would have cost the Saints $11.4 million in dead money.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) is probable for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

Byrd hasn't played since suffering a season-ending knee surgery in Week 4 last year. He'll immediately slide in as the starting free safety. Kenny Phillips started there in Weeks 2 and 3.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) reportedly participated in some portion of practice Wednesday.

Byrd was active in the portion of practice open to the media, but he was listed as a non-participant on the official injury report. Byrd is still unlikely to play this week, but it looks like Week 4 is a possibility.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Byrd has yet to practice and was never expected to play. Early reports suggested he could return by Week 3. With Rafael Bush on I.R., the Saints will start Jamarca Sanford opposite Kenny Vaccaro.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 07:21:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Saints don't expect FS Jairus Byrd (knee) to play until "Week 2 or 3."

Werder also passes along news that constant "swelling" in Byrd's knee is what prevented him from practicing in training camp. Byrd missed all but four games in 2014 with a knee injury. The Saints will open the season with Rafael Bush and Kenny Vaccaro at safety. They're also missing top CB Keenan Lewis.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 08:12:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) is expected to practice this week.

Byrd tore his meniscus a month into his first season with the Saints and has been brought along extremely slowly. He missed the entire preseason and training camp but avoided reserve/PUP, suggesting a return is imminent. Don't expect Byrd roaming centerfield Week 1. Rafael Bush is likely to fill in against Arizona.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:00:00 AM

Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) was not placed on the PUP list Saturday.

The implication is that New Orleans expects him back in less than six weeks, which is how long Byrd would have had to sit out had he gone on PUP. The 28-year-old has yet to resume practicing after missing most of last season with a torn meniscus. Look for Rafael Bush to start at free safety in Week 1 at Arizona.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 09:23:00 AM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said the PUP list is a "serious consideration" for S Jarius Byrd (knee).

The Saints expected Byrd to return to practice before the end of the preseason, but he has yet to see the field. The details of Byrd's injury are not known, but he is believed to be dealing with complications from the torn meniscus which caused him to miss all but four games last season. Byrd signed a six-year, $54 million contract last offseason.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:08:00 AM

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