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Jairus Byrd: To be released once free agency begins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd will be released by the Saints at the start of free agency, NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reports.

Despite his production on the field, Byrd's price tag ultimately became too big of a burden for the Saints. The eight-year vet was slated to earn $7.9 million this year and $22.9 million over the next three years. Byrd tallied 82 tackles in 2016, but with the emergence of Von Bell in the secondary, New Orleans decided to part ways with the 30-year-old sooner rather than later.

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Saints' Jairus Byrd: Posts 82 tackles despite early-season demotion
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Byrd had 82 tackles (56 solo) and two interceptions in 16 games in 2016.

Byrd's third season in New Orleans was by far his most productive, however, the eight-year veteran was actually demoted from the starting lineup early in the season in favor of rookie free safety Vonn Bell. Nevertheless, Byrd still finished third on the team in tackles, as he saw substantial playing time in three-safety and nickel packages. Despite his improved production, Byrd is due over $11 million in 2017 and he could be a salary-cap casualty this offseason if he is unwilling to accept a pay cut to stay in New Orleans.

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Saints' Jairus Byrd: Third-most tackles on team
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Byrd notched nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Byrd lost his starting gig in Week 3 to rookie Vonn Bell, but the veteran safety has quietly amassed 60 tackles this year, tied for third-most on the team, as the Saints frequently deploy a three-safety lineup. While Byrd is still prone to inconsistent play and has yet to record a sack or turnover this year, he's at least an option for desperate owners in IDP leagues.

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Saints' Jairus Byrd: Ten tackles in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Byrd made 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's win against the Seahawks.

Byrd was actually replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Vonn Bell a few games ago, but he continues to see substantial playing time in three-safety and nickel packages. Still, Byrd is not a recommended option in IDP leagues, as he's averaging less than five tackles per game and has yet to force a turnover or record a sack this season.

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Saints' Jairus Byrd: Finally healthy to start training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byrd was not placed on the Saints' active/PUP list for the first time in his three-year career in New Orleans, reports.

Though healthy for the start of camp, Byrd did miss the entirety of the Saints' offseason program rehabbing the knee injury that has plagued him since inking a six-year, $54 million deal ahead of the 2014 season. Hopefully, for the Saints, Byrd's 2016 training camp presence will smoothly translate to an improved performance in the upcoming campaign for a New Orleans secondary that allowed the 31st-most passing yards in the NFL during 2015.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Buffalo Bills144533.0120911813.137011
2010Buffalo Bills168962.027113737.03712
2011Buffalo Bills169875.023138829.33718
2012Buffalo Bills167653.023058116.24506
2013Buffalo Bills114837.011148521.25706
2014New Orleans Saints42217.050000.0002
2015New Orleans Saints135337.016112424.02403
2016New Orleans Saints168256.026023517.52403
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2009Buffalo Bills14000---000
2010Buffalo Bills16000---000
2011Buffalo Bills16000---000
2012Buffalo Bills16030---000
2013Buffalo Bills11000---000
2014New Orleans Saints4050---000
2015New Orleans Saints131511.0100
2016New Orleans Saints161922.0200
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Buffalo Bills1400000000
2010Buffalo Bills1600302020
2011Buffalo Bills1600301010
2012Buffalo Bills1600402020
2013Buffalo Bills1100100000
2014New Orleans Saints400100000
2015New Orleans Saints1300101110
2016New Orleans Saints1600000000
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