Byrd, 26, signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Miami back in 2012. He lasted just a few months in Arizona before the team ultimately waived him.
Since then, Byrd has played for the Cowboys, Browns, Dolphins, Falcons and most recently for the Redskins.
Washington added Byrd to their practice squad in November of last year and elected to bring him back on a future/reserve deal after the season. However, he was placed on waivers just a over a week ago.
Byrd last appeared in an NFL game during the 2014 season.