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Jairus Byrd

27-Year-Old Safety – New Orleans Saints

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Bills were unable to convince Byrd to return to Buffalo after playing on the franchise tag in 2013, so he headed for New Orleans in the offseason. He'll start alongside Kenny Vaccaro this year, gi...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Back
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 203   DOB: 10/7/1986
College: Oregon  Show ContractHide Contract

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Jairus Byrd Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $54 million contract ($28 million guaranteed) with the Saints in March 2014.

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Byrd will undergo a procedure to alleviate a disc issue in his back, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. However, coach Sean Payton expects him to be 100 percent by training camp.

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Jairus Byrd NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 22 11 - 34 - 0 - 8 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 23 Buf 16 88 61 27 1 2 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Buf 16 98 75 23 1 8 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Buf 16 76 53 23 0 6 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Buf 11 48 37 11 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jairus Byrd – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Free Safety
  1. Jairus Byrd
  2. Rafael Bush
New Orleans Saints

Snap Count Stats

613

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Jairus Byrd was on the field for 613 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

56

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jairus Byrd was on the field for 56 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1024 123
2013 613 56

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Jairus Byrd 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Atl
2 @TB
3 Ari
4 Mia
5 @Chi
6 @NE 41 8 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Buf 63 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 54 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 68 5 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 SF 57 4 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl
13 @Sea
14 Car 66 5 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @StL 74 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 54 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 TB 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Phi
Playoffs @Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jairus Byrd
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 10"
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Weight:   203 lbs
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New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Jairus Byrd: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Byrd signed a six-year deal with the Saints on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Byrd was one of the most sought after free agents on the market, and his move to New Orleans comes as a slight surprise, considering the Saints' cap situation. They'll be gaining one of the league's top safeties however, as Byrd will bolster a pass defense that ranked only behind the defending Super Bowl champs in passing yards allowed in 2013. At 27 years old, Byrd has racked up 22 career interceptions over five NFL seasons with Buffalo, and he should form a dynamic tandem with last year's first round selection Kenny Vaccaro.
The Bills have elected not to franchise Byrd (back), WGR550.com reports.

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Unless a deal is struck between Byrd and the Bills between now and Mar. 11, the safety is slated to hit free agency. In such a scenario, he'll be one of the most sought-after defenders on the open market, after recording 48 tackles and four picks in 11 games for the Bills this past season.
The Bills are reportedly unlikely to sign Byrd in advance of free agency, wgr550.com reports.

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The report indicates that the Bills have already made Byrd a significant offer on a long-term deal, so given that the two sides have not come to terms at this stage, it appears as though the safety is inclined to test the open market. Moreover, the report also suggests that it now appears unlikely that the Bills will apply the franchise tag on Byrd, with a decision on that front due on Monday. The safety is coming off a season in which he recorded 48 tackles and four picks in 11 games for the Bills.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills will franchise Byrd, if they can't come to a long-term deal with him.

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Byrd, who had to leave Sunday's Pro Bowl due to a minor back injury, says he's fine, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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Byrd, who had to leave Sunday's finale against the Patriots with a right ankle injury, plans to play in the Pro Bowl, the Buffalo News reports.

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Byrd left Sunday's loss to the Patriots in the first quarter with a right ankle injury and was unable to return, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Byrd, who held out this summer after the team franchised him during the offseason, expressed interest in possibly re-signing with the Bills after the season, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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2013

Byrd doesn't post outrageous tackle numbers, but he might be the most well-rounded DB when it comes to producing in both the tackle and turnover categories, thanks to his career average of 4.5 interceptions and 2.5 forced fumbles per season. Byrd has always been a ball hawk he even intercepted 17 passes as a cornerback in his three years at Oregon. None of this is to say Byrd is a turnover specialist with low tackle totals Byrd had 98 tackles in 2011, and his career average of 77 per season makes him entirely sufficient in the category. Byrd missed mandatory minicamp due to a contract dispute, which could also threaten his training camp.

2012

Hes no George Wilson, but Byrd is one of the best IDP targets among defensive backs entering 2012. A former college cornerback who initially made his mark in the NFL with low-tackle, high-interception totals, Byrd has rounded out his game in the last two years and become a steady source of tackle production, remaining a threat in coverage all the while. Byrd finished 2011 with 98 tackles (75 solo), one sack, three interceptions (one of which was returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles. Byrd strikes a good balance between his early-career interception totals and his recently improved tackle numbers, making him one of the more reliable defensive back targets on the board. His upside is pretty high given that the Bills' defensive line is so good and could be forcing a lot of errant passes.

2011

While Byrd is generally a promising player, his production thus far in his career has been unusual. During his rookie year, he was a magnet when the football was in the air (nine interceptions in 14 games) but was allergic to the ball when someone was running with it (45 tackles). In 2010, Byrd's game inverted as he totaled 89 tackles (62 solo) with just one interception. If he could strike some balance he'd have the look of an elite safety, but until then he carries a bit of risk.

2010

Byrd made the Pro Bowl in an impressive rookie season that ended with nine interceptions, tied for the league high. However, his season also ended early with a torn labrum. He's recovered well and should be close to 100 percent by the time the regular season rolls around. He's expected to start at free safety, where he should be able to continue his ball-hawking ways, which go back far beyond his fine rookie season, though his tackles will probably stay in check because stopping the run really isn't his main weapon right now, plus the Bills have a lot of depth at safety and will rotate frequently.

2009

Byrd was one of the team's two second-round selections in 2009 and was considered one of the top underclassmen corners in the draft. However, he'll switch to safety with the Bills. Right now, Donte Whitner and Bryan Scott are the two starters at safety, though eventually the team expects Byrd to earn a starting role. Keep an eye on him if he does, because he has good ball-hawking skills. Byrd intercepted 17 passes, broke up 53 more, forced four fumbles and recovered two fumbles in three seasons with Oregon.