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.