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Position
S
 
Jersey
31
Name  Jairus Byrd
Born  10/7/1986
Height  5-10
Weight  203
College  Oregon
5/29/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: New Orleans free safety Jairus Byrd underwent back surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: Katherine Terrell, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Insight: It's only a minor procedure and he should be ready for the start of training camp in a couple months. Since making his debut with Buffalo in 2009, Byrd has 356 tackles, 22 interceptions and 11 forced fumbles. He signed a six-year deal with the Saints back in March.
 
3/11/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Free safety Jairus Byrd has agreed to a six-year, $54 million deal with New Orleans. SOURCE: Larry Holder, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Insight: Byrd has been named an All-Pro each of the last three seasons with 12 interceptions and 222 tackles over that span. The Saints' defense just got a lot harder to score on.
 
3/4/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: The Bills chose not to use their franchise tag on star safety Jairus Byrd. SOURCE: BuffaloBills.com
Insight: Though he's sure to be highly coveted in free agency, Byrd remains open to signing with Buffalo. Byrd has amassed 22 interceptions over his last five seasons in Western New York.
 
3/2/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Contract talks have broken down between the Bills and safety Jairus Byrd. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: Buffalo has less than 24 hours to decide what to do with its franchise tag. If the tag is used on Byrd, the three-time Pro Bowler will earn $8.4 million in 2014. If not, he'll become a free agent. Byrd led the team with four interceptions in 2013 even after missing the first five games with plantar fasciitis.
 
10/13/2013 11:51:00 AM
Description: Bills free safety Jairus Byrd will make his season debut Sunday against the Bengals.
Insight: Byrd missed Buffalo's first five games while dealing with plantar fasciitis. Andy Dalton would be wise to avoid Byrd's side of the field on Sunday.
 
9/15/2013 11:47:00 AM
Description: Plantar fasciitis will keep All-Pro free safety Jairus Byrd out for a second straight week.
Insight: The Bills were gashed for 288 passing yards in Week 1 and it could be the same deal Sunday versus Cam Newton. No timetable has been given for Byrd's return.
 
9/4/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Updating a previous report, it appears that Bills All-Pro safety Jairus Byrd will not be able to play through plantar fasciitis.
Insight: At least not at first. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, he's doubtful for Sunday's game against New England. With Byrd out of the picture, Pats QB Tom Brady should have a field day in Week 1.
 
9/1/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bills free safety Jairus Byrd is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: He'll be able to play through it, though he may not be as agile as he has been in years past. Byrd, a free agent at the end of this year, has been invited to the Pro Bowl twice during his four years in Buffalo.
 
7/7/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: Buffalo could look to shop safety Jairus Byrd in a sign and trade. SOURCE: Marc Sessler, NFL.com
Insight: The Bills gave Byrd the franchise tag back in March but the two sides aren't close to reaching a long-term deal. Byrd, a former second-round pick out of the University of Oregon, led the team with five interceptions last season.
 
3/2/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Bills safety Jairus Byrd has been given the franchise tag. SOURCE: BuffaloBills.com
Insight: The tag is non-exclusive so this doesn't necessarily guarantee that Byrd will be back in Buffalo next season. The other 31 teams can still sign Byrd to an offer sheet, though Buffalo would be allowed to match any offer. We're guessing Byrd stays in Western New York after all is said and done.
 
9/5/2010 1:07:00 PM
Description: Bills second-year safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice on Saturday, but is still unsure whether or not he'll be on the field for the team's opener vs. Miami on Sept. 12. SOURCE: FOOTBALL NEWS NOW
Insight: Byrd underwent surgery in the offseason on a groin injury that forced the Bills to place him on injured reserve last December. The 23-year-old tied for the league lead with 10 INTs in 2009 and became the first Bills rookie to make the Pro Bowl since 1984. If Byrd can't go, expect Donte Whitner to start at FS while George Wilson should get the nod at SS.
 
8/18/2010 7:19:00 PM
Description: Buffalo Bills starting safety Jairus Byrd is out indefinitely and could miss the season opener after having surgery to repair a groin injury. SOURCE: YAHOO! SPORTS - NFL - BUFFALO BILLS NEWS
Insight: The standout rookie endured some groin issues throughout the entire season. As of now, he's out with no timetable for return and this news vaults George Wilson up IDP rankings as he'll man the free safety and Donte Whitner, who's been flourishing, will remain the starting strong safety.
 

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