QUICK LINKS:

New Orleans signs safety Byrd to 6-year deal

Created: 03/11/2014 11:02 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a six-year contract with safety Jairus Byrd, shoring up a depleted defensive backfield that lost a safety to free agency and recently released another one.

Byrd's contract was announced on Tuesday night at the end of the first day of NFL free agency. It gives the Saints another hard-hitting safety to pair with Kenny Vaccaro.

Byrd, a former second-round pick by Buffalo, has gone to three Pro Bowls in his five seasons. He has 22 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and three sacks since entering the NFL in 2009 out of Oregon.

New Orleans lost free agent Malcolm Jenkins to Philadelphia earlier Tuesday and released safety Roman Harper in February. Vaccaro was the only safety remaining on the Saints' roster.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 1:24 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 3:42 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Genesee
Expires: 11/26/2014 1:36 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Wyoming
Expires: 11/24/2014 4:15 PM

High Wind Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Orleans; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:00 AM

Wind Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Livingston; Northern Cayuga; Ontario; Wayne
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:00 AM

Rochester

Broken Clouds
49°
52° | 34°
  • Feels like: 44° F
  • Wind: SE 12mph
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Mon Windy with times of sun and clouds
    64° | 42°
  • Tue Mostly cloudy and windy
    42° | 35°
  • Wed Afternoon snow showers
    39° | 29°
  • Thu Snow showers
    37° | 24°