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Jairus Byrd

29-Year-Old Safety – New Orleans Saints

2015 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Byrd signed a whopping six-year, $54 million contract ($28 million guaranteed) with the Saints last March, but missed most of the 2014 preseason after undergoing offseason back surgery. He returned to...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 203   DOB: 10/7/1986  College: Oregon  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   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.

November 30, 2015  –  Jairus Byrd News

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Byrd made seven tackles (four solo) and had an interception in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

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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
2014 27 NO 4 22 17 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 NO 13 53 37 16 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 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
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New Orleans Saints

Snap Count Stats

811

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Jairus Byrd was on the field for 811 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Jairus Byrd was on the field for 11 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 613 56
2014 267 19
2015 811 11
Jairus Byrd 2015 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
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2 TB
3 @Car
4 Dal 37 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 61 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Atl 70 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind 63 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 64 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 Ten 71 0 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 62 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Hou 70 1 8 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car 81 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 55 2 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 Det 53 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Jax 57 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 67 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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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Jairus Byrd: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Byrd (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts, Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Byrd (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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Byrd (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN's reports.

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Byrd (knee) was limited in practice Thursday.

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Byrd (knee) is out for Sunday's game in Carolina.

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Byrd (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

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Byrd (knee) didn't practice Thursday.

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Byrd (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season opener in Arizona.

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Rafael Bush will fill in as the starting free safety, but the Saints hope to have Byrd available as early as Week 2 or 3. Though his surgically repaired knee is reportedly doing better, Byrd didn't participate in practice this week.

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2015

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2014

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, giving the Saints what might be the most formidable safety duo in the league. So long as he's able to move past the plantar fasciitis he dealt with in 2013, Byrd will be out to reestablish himself as one of the league's elite turnover threats at safety. He headed into last season with 17 interceptions in four years, returning two for touchdowns. It's probably unreasonable to expect enormous tackle production from Byrd – the Saints played fewer defensive snaps than any other team in the league last year and Byrd averaged just 87 tackles per season from 2010 through 2012 – but he should post adequate tackle numbers while providing top-notch interception potential. New Orleans' opponents will need to throw constantly to keep up with the Drew Brees-led offense, and Byrd might be the best in the league at baiting quarterbacks into making ill-advised throws.

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

He’s 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.