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Jairus Byrd up and moving for the Saints

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The Saints appear close to realizing some of their investment in Jairus Byrd.

The free agent safety, who was sidelined by offseason back surgery, is on the field this morning in pads, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

Byrd also tweeted out he was “thankful for this day,” which seems like a more grateful version of #riseandgrind.

After giving him a six-year, $54 million contract this offseason, the Saints need him healthy. If he is, he should join with Kenny Vaccaro to give them a dynamic pair of safeties, which they’ll need to continue to make strides as a defense.

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17 Responses to “Jairus Byrd up and moving for the Saints”
  1. billswillnevermove says: Jul 29, 2014 9:15 AM

    The Saints appear close to realizing some of their investment in Jairus Byrd.
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    No you won’t. He won’t play more than 4 games. Plantar fascitis doesn’t really ever fully heal or go away while playing. Truly glad the Bills did not waste their money on Byrd.

  2. winningisabrees says: Jul 29, 2014 9:18 AM

    NEW FLASH: We were #4 overall in defense last year.

    That D will be sick this year. Victor Butler wasn’t even on the field last year due to ACL, and Malcom Jenkins, Phew, we didn’t even offer that fool a contact.

    Philly, get ready for a hard hitting guy, but a total liability in the passing game.

  3. sb44champs says: Jul 29, 2014 9:28 AM

    Where’s all the haters that said Byrd wouldn’t be ready for camp? (Crickets, Crickets)

  4. wwwmattcom says: Jul 29, 2014 9:29 AM

    He is on his feet? Expect foot pain to come soon.

  5. saints12013 says: Jul 29, 2014 9:48 AM

    Look out NFL, Jairus Byrd the “Pick Magnet”

  6. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jul 29, 2014 10:05 AM

    What is this “grateful” word? Is he a block of cheese, or a pro ballplayer?

  7. lesticles1983 says: Jul 29, 2014 10:17 AM

    Best safety tandem in the league! Best Defense in the league! Who Dat!

  8. mdd913 says: Jul 29, 2014 10:29 AM

    I would think Buffalo fans would be more used to seeing their players leave in free agency. They’ve been serving as a minor league for the real teams for years.

  9. doubleogator says: Jul 29, 2014 10:31 AM

    The Saints are coming…go to Vegas and take the 14-1 odds on winning the Super Bowl.

  10. whodat5150 says: Jul 29, 2014 10:38 AM

    I can only imagine what Byrd will do with the Saints. Look at what he did in Buffalo and he was generally playing from behind. Most opponents will be playing from behind, so Byrd should have multiple opportunities to show his ball-hawking skills with a lead; especially in the The Dome.

  11. lengai says: Jul 29, 2014 11:00 AM

    C. Bailey, K. Vaccaro, R. Bush, J. Byrd, K. Lewis – solid backfield with depth to boot.

  12. sb44champs says: Jul 29, 2014 11:10 AM

    Funny that some reporters don’t realize the Saints had a Top 4 defense last year… I guess we’ll keep ‘making strides” and go from #4 to #1

  13. larryjames836 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    Jairus Byrd will heal one thing about the New Orleans Saints organization is they don’t play they guys in the ground. Saints do a lot of rotation of they player’s. Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton make sure they player’s stay up and running, a lot of players coming from other NFL teams love the Saints organization because they don’t break a player down. Jairus Byrd will be just find he is a WHODAT now.

  14. madddogg365 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:53 PM

    billswillnevermove-He played more than four games w/Buffalo & went to the Pro Bowl. 1 team’s trash will be the Saints’ treasure. Not that Buffalo went anywhere w/him anyway.

  15. simonator917 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:17 PM

    Saints v. Pats in Super Bowl 49.

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Jul 29, 2014 6:05 PM

    I am optimistic about this player yet I am also cautious due to the injury history.
    If he stays healthy and the players from last year don’t regress the Saints defense should be up to the job.

  17. kingbrees9 says: Jul 30, 2014 12:21 PM

    Jarius should be fantastic in our defense which is a lot better then the bills defense but I would rest him for at least half of the preseason so we know he’s healthy and if he isn’t Raphael and Kenny will do just fine and don’t forget stud Pierre warren and Vinnie sunseri we have plenty of safety depth if he is slow to return but I hope he’s ready and picks off 10 passes

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