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JAIRUS BYRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Orleans Saints save five million by restructuring Jairus Byrd’s contract

The New Orleans Saints’ salary cap shedding spree continues. According to a report by Field Yates of ESPN, the Saints have saved just short of $5 million off their 2015 cap number by restructuring safety Jairus Byrd‘s contract: 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. — Field...
Via cover32 - Saints
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

How do the Saints solve their cap issues?

The New Orleans Saints currently sit a bit more $20 million over the salary cap [editor’s note: moments ago a Jairus Byrd bonus conversion has trimmed this number by $4.8 million]. It’s been trendy to label their financial situation as “a mess” and assert that they are currently experiencing “salary cap hell“. There is no question they are limited in what they can spend...
Via This Given Sunday
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints convert Jairus Byrd’s contract, save $4.8 million in cap space

With the Pierre Thomas release and now this, the Saints have saved ~$6.5 million against the cap in less than 24 hours. They were a little over $20 million over so they still have some work to do, but this move saves a nice chunk. 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. — Field...
Via The Saints Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Free Up $4.8M In Cap Space By Reworking Jairus Byrd’s Contract

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Saints have restructured the contract of S Jairus Byrd and in the process, freed up $4.8 million of available cap space. According to Yates, the Saints converted Byrd’s $6 million roster bonus into signing bonus. This move dropped his cap figure from $10.3 million to $5.5 million. Any move to create cap space is ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Top 10 Plays of the 2014 Season: #10 – Jairus Byrd’s Lone Created Turnover

With the season officially over I thought I would revisit the top 10 plays of the season, much like I do every year. The first of this top 10 series comes from the first game of the season. You’ll remember the promise for turnovers that came with the signing of Jairus Byrd. Well in week 1 for just one time, we felt like that might become a reality. Byrd stripped Julio Jones of...
Via The Saints Nation
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd out for the season with a torn meniscus

Jairus Byrd injured his meniscus (knee) at practice today and will have surgery to repair it. That means he’s headed to IR and is out for the season. While Byrd created the lone turnover the defense has to this point (a forced fumble of Julio Jones that Corey White recovered), his play was largely disappointing and certainly not worthy of what was at the time the largest contract...
Via The Saints Nation
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd named top-3 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Saints
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Welcome Jairus Byrd to WhoDat Nation

Arguably the biggest surprise so far in NFL free agency was the landing of Jairus Byrd in New Orleans. Byrd spent the majority of the days after his signing retweeting fans welcoming him to WhoDat Nation: “@_JIMM__: @jairusbyrd welcome to the family man! #WhoDatNation” — jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) March 12, 2014 “@The_EZ_Life_: @jairusbyrd one of my favorite players in the...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Rumors: Don't be surprised if Philadelphia makes offer to Jairus Byrd

Earlier today, a report surfaced that the Buffalo Bills were unlikely to re-sign star safety Jairus Byrd. I mentioned the Philadelphia Eagles as a potential landing spot and it appears that they will in fact show interest if he hits free agency.Don't be surprised if the Eagles are one of the first teams to call Byrd when free agency begins March 11, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Where’s Jairus Byrd rank among best free agents in the 2014 class?

With Super Bowl XLVIII in the books, the 2013 season is officially in the rearview mirror. Thus, it’s time to look ahead to 2014. But before teams gather for training camp in July, play preseason games in August and tee it up for real in September, they have some roster building to do. While the NFL Draft in May will get most of the attention, free agency, which starts on March...
Via cover32 - Bills
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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