Tho CJ Spiller’s status is unfortunate, good news for #Saints: Jairus Byrd should be back practicing this week. Improvement has been steady
ESPN "A year ago, the New Orleans Saints made one of the biggest splashes in the NFL by signing free-agent safety Jairus Byrd, which helped them generate a lot of buzz as a top Super Bowl contender. A year later, that buzz is gone. But Byrd isn't. Now healthy again, the three-time Pro Bowler still..." March 23
Source: Saints clear $4.8M of cap space by converting Jairus Byrd's $6M roster bonus to signing bonus. His cap # drops from $10.3M to $5.5M.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd said he was disappointed when he suffered a season-ending injury knee injury last month, but now believes it might be a blessing in disguise that allows him to be fully healed by 2015. Byrd spoke publicly on Monday for the first time since tearing his..." November 04
New Orleans Times-Picayune "There's no question New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd was signed to fix one of the team's weak areas. Last season the Saints ranked in the bottom of the league in forced turnovers, while Byrd has 22 career interceptions and 11 forced fumbles. However, the excitement of Byrd's signing was..." July 30
NFL.com "The New Orleans Saints have their high-priced free agent acquisition on the field. The team tweeted out a Vine of Jairus Byrd at Tuesday morning's walkthrough, meaning the safety is off the physically unable to perform list. Byrd underwent back surgery in May, not long after signing a..." July 29
#saints coach Sean Payton says Byrd is on PUP day to day. Progress ahead of schedule, but no risks.
ESPN "New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd's recovery from back surgery has gone as expected this summer, according to a league source. Byrd is expected to be healthy enough to participate in training camp, though it’s unknown if he will be limited when the Saints begin practicing Friday at the..." July 21
ESPN "The New Orleans Saints reached agreement with former Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd on a six-year, $54 million deal that includes $28 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Saints announced the six-year deal Tuesday night, but not..." March 12
Saints reached agreement with S Jairus Byrd on a six-year deal.
ESPN "Free agent Jairus Byrd is aiming to become one of the NFL's highest-paid safeties when he hits the open market Tuesday. A source tells ESPN.com Byrd is seeking a long-term deal in the range of $9 million per season. Byrd, 27, is coming off his third Pro Bowl season with the Buffalo Bills,..." March 10
NFL.com "Sometimes in NFL free agency, logic takes a backseat to whirlwind activity. Teams, players, agents, executives can quickly react -- and overreact. As we approach the start of the business season -- set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday -- here are logical marriages that would benefit everyone..." March 10
ESPN "Jairus Byrd said Tuesday that he remains in contact with the Buffalo Bills one day after the team decided not to assign the franchise tag to the pending free agent. "The door is not closed on anything. I'm not closing the door on any opportunities at all. The lines of communication are still..." March 04
Bills announced they are not tagging S Jairus Byrd.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns could have a shot at Bills Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd in free agency. The Bills and Byrd, who played for Browns coach Mike Pettine last year in Buffalo, are far apart on a new deal. The club is not expected to franchise him by Monday's 4 p.m. deadline, according to Joe Buscaglia of..." March 03
Two sources tell me Bills/Jairus Byrd contract talks have been pleasant so far, a departure from last year at this time.
The #Bills still want to do a deal with S Jairus Byrd. If not, I’m told they plan to franchise tag him. Won’t let him get away for nothing
BuffaloBills.com "Head coach Doug Marrone expressed a hope that the Bills can re-sign safety Jairus Byrd and tight end Scott Chandler on Thursday. Over the next few days Buffalo’s front office will be speaking to the agents for all of their unrestricted players here in Indianapolis in the hopes of making progress..." February 21
WGR 550 Sports Radio "The draft is still a few months away, but regarding the Jairus Byrd situation, the Buffalo Bills are officially on the clock. The National Football League institutes a two-week window for teams to declare their intentions with what they deem to be the impending unrestricted free agent with the..." February 17
WGR 550 Sports Radio "After a tumultuous start to their relationship in 2013, the message from the Buffalo Bills to safety Jairus Byrd is simple: they view him as an important piece and don't want to lose him. Byrd, who was given the franchise tag by the organization in March, neglected to sign the tag until two..." December 30
#Bills S Jairus Byrd was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer, hitting the QB below the knee area
ESPN "Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is expected to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday. "We expect him to be able to play" Marrone said. "I'm really excited to see him back out there." Marrone said he did not know if Byrd would start the game. During the..." October 10
Bills know wisest course of action is to trade franchise S Jairus Byrd and they now are open to dealing him per sources. Talks ongoing.
Buffalo News "Bills safety Jairus Byrd was able to practice fully for the first time this season but remains uncertain for Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Byrd still was working with the scout team in the 30-minute portion of practice the media watched but did get some snaps with the regular..." October 01
#Bills S Jairus Byrd is viewed as a long shot to make his debut today after battling plantar fasciitis per source. Trying to fully heal
BuffaloBills.com "Jairus Byrd was again a limited participant in practice as his double plantar fasciitis continues to hamper his mobility. The safety was asked if he feels his feet are improving. “Yeah hopefully” he said. ”I’ve been saying since day one that I’m going out there and getting treatment and seeing..." September 26
Jairus Byrd will be scratched again for Bills today.
Jairus Byrd doubtful again for Sunday's game Marrone says
Brandon tells WGR that Jarius Byrd has not requested a trade
CBS Sports "Contrary to a report Bills safety Jairus Byrd has not requested a trade but according to a source close to the situation he would welcome a change of scenery at this point as he plays out the 2013 season on the franchise tag. Sources said the Bills sought further clarity from the NFL about his..." September 08
Buffalo News "The objective of Jairus Byrd and his agent is to engineer a trade from the Buffalo Bills by the NFL trade deadline two league sources told The News. The negotiating position is hardly a surprise given the impasse in contract talks between the two sides and the grim demeanor Byrd presented in..." September 05
From ATL: Jairus Byrd will "probably" miss some time with his plantar fasciitis. Had it last year too but took shots to manage it.
Not great news Bills S Jairus Byrd is battling plantar fasciitis tho it explains the secrecy. You can play thru some cases of it. Hurts tho
Buffalo News "Believe this: Jairus Byrd is not thrilled about returning to the Buffalo Bills on their terms. There's no reason to doubt Byrd will enjoy playing football or that he'll bring the competitiveness that sent him to two Pro Bowls in his first four seasons. I'll be surprised if Byrd's first comments..." August 22
Buffalo News "Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd signed his one-year franchise tender with the Buffalo Bills late Tuesday night. Byrd 26 was designated the team’s franchise player March 1. The two sides however could not agree on a long-term contract by the July 15 deadline. That meant once that deadline passed..." August 21
Pro Football Talk "Bills safety Jairus Byrd has signed his franchise tender the club announced Tuesday night. The 26-year-old Byrd has sat out training camp and the club’s first two preseason games without a contract. Now the Bills’ star safety is back in the fold less than three weeks before Buffalo opens the..." August 20
NFL.com "The Bills haven't given up on keeping Jairus Byrd in Buffalo long term. With the free safety mired in a training-camp holdout Bills president Russ Brandon told The Associated Press on Monday that the team will try again to sign Byrd to a multiyear contract next offseason. "Obviously our goal..." August 05
Buffalo Low Down "As training camp is literately days away Bills fans heard the news that Jairus Byrd will not be reporting this weekend. The report from Tim Graham had said he was told Byrd would not be at St John Fisher with the rest of his teammates. That was it for me and as far as I’m concerned he’s as good as..." July 26
Buffalo News "No surprise here but Buffalo Bills fans must've hoped for one. The Bills and Jairus Byrd have not made progress on a new contract and he will not report to St. John Fisher College this weekend for the start of training camp two sources with knowledge of the stalemate have told me. Byrd a..." July 25
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd did not reach terms on a multiyear contract before the 4 p.m. deadline for franchise-tagged players to do so. That means Byrd can sign only a one-year contract and may not renegotiate that deal until after the 2013 season. The Bills are supposed to..." July 15
Bills and S Jairus Byrd have no contract talks scheduled for Monday, deadline for franchised players to sign long-term deals.
WGR 550 Sports Radio "Making the Pro Bowl two out of his first four years, there's little doubt that free safety Jairus Byrd is one of the premiere talents on the Buffalo Bills roster. Much to the dismay of most fans, however, it appears as though the contract process will be a lengthy one that will likely extend in to..." July 12
WGR 550 Sports Radio "The talk of the town in regards to the Buffalo Bills this week all revolves around franchised safety Jairus Byrd and what resolution, if any, will come of it by next week. The two sides have until Monday, July 15 at 4 pm to get a long-term contract extension signed, sealed and delivered to league..." July 10
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills are not close to signing safety Jairus Byrd. No contract talks have been scheduled, and there’s no understanding between the sides that they’ll talk any time soon. That’s what a source close to the situation told The Buffalo News on Monday, one week before the July 15 deadline..." July 09
NFL.com "With training camp just weeks away, Jairus Byrd reportedly is no closer to signing a long-term deal with the Buffalo Bills. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport noted in early June there was "nothing happening" on the contract front. On Friday, a source told ESPN.com's James Walker that all remains quiet..." July 06
#Bills mandatory minicamp starts Tues. S Jairus Byrd won't show unless he has a contract. As of now, "nothing happening." He'll stay away
WGR 550 Sports Radio "All has been quiet on the Jairus Byrd front since the Buffalo Bills placed the franchise tag on him before the start of free agency in early March. Byrd has yet to sign his tender, and the Bills have been mum on where negotiations have been. A few days before the start of the team's first..." May 10
Buffalo News "As a boy, Jairus Byrd was always curious about big things. His mother, Marilyn, will never forget the day he asked about the size of the family swimming pool. She provided the pertinent details. “Well,” little Jairus replied, “mine is going to be 10 times as big!” Sometime soon, Byrd will..." May 06
Buffalo News "Regarding the Buffalo Bills’ top two free agents, fans can breathe a sigh of relief one almost surely will be back, but they should get used to the possibility of saying goodbye to the other. The Bills on Friday made a commitment to Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd by using their franchise tag on..." March 03