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Jairus Byrd

NFL Notes: Bills, Redskins, & Saints

NFL Notes: Bills, Redskins, & Saints

  Bills The Bills opened training camp with Nigel Bradham and Keith Rivers working at outside linebacker with the first-team defense. Free agent acquisition Brandon Spikes saw time at middle linebacker. Bradham and Rivers could end up being interchangeable, according to new Bills DC Jim Schwartz. “Yeah definitely I think both of us are similar players and can [...]

July 21, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills, Redskins, Saints 0

NFL OTA Notes: Thursday 5/29

NFL OTA Notes: Thursday 5/29

  Here’s a running list of notes from Thursday’s OTA practices. We’ll have updates added through the day, so be sure to check back. 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh mentioned that he’s “seeing really good things” from veteran WR Brandon Lloyd so far. (Matt Maiocco) Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham is sitting out OTAs with an undisclosed injury. (Geoff Hobson) Chiefs [...]

May 29, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bengals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Packers, Panthers, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Texans, Vikings 0

Saints S Jairus Byrd Undergoing Back Surgery, Expected To Be Full Go For Camp

Saints S Jairus Byrd Undergoing Back Surgery, Expected To Be Full Go For Camp

  Saints HC Sean Payton told reporters on Thursday that offseason acquisition S Jairus Byrd is undergoing surgery on his back today, per Mike Triplett. Payton did say that Byrd is expected to be a full go for training camp, which is at least a good sign. This is hardly the type of news the Saints want [...]

May 29, 2014 Nate Bouda Saints 0

Saints Sign Second-Round Pick CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

Saints Sign Second-Round Pick CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

  The New Orleans Saints announced that they have signed second-round pick CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste to a four-year contract on Saturday. The Saints have now signed four of their six draft picks with WR Brandin Cooks and OLB Khairi Fortt still unsigned. Leading up to the draft, there was some talk that Jean-Baptiste could sneak into the [...]

May 17, 2014 Nate Bouda Saints 1

Saints Sign Three Draft Picks

Saints Sign Three Draft Picks

  The New Orleans Saints announced the signings of fifth-round pick S Vinnie Sunseri, fifth-round pick OLB Ronald Powell and sixth-round pick OT Tavon Rooks. All three players receive four-year contracts. The Saints now have half of their draft class under contract a little over a week after the 2014 draft got underway. Sunseri, 22, offers them [...]

May 16, 2014 Nate Bouda Saints 0

Contract Details For Seahawks Agreement With S Earl Thomas

Contract Details For Seahawks Agreement With S Earl Thomas

  The Seattle Seahawks have officially signed S Earl Thomas to a four-year, $40 million extension a few days ago, but the complete contract details weren’t available until Thursday. Here’s a look at how Thomas’ contract breaks down: 2014: base salary - $4.725M fully guaranteed, cap figure - $7.373M, escalators - $2.875M. 2015: base salary - $5.5M guaranteed, cap figure - $7.4M. 2016: base salary - $8M with $6M guaranteed, cap figure - $9.9M. 2017: base salary - $8.5 [...]

May 1, 2014 Nate Bouda Seahawks 0

Bills RB C.J. Spiller Discusses Impending Free Agency, Says He “Would Love” To Stay In Buffalo

Bills RB C.J. Spiller Discusses Impending Free Agency, Says He “Would Love” To Stay In Buffalo

  After his first offseason workout Tuesday, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller discussed his situation as he enters the final year of his contract. As Mike Rodak of ESPN wrote, some of Spiller’s comments may make Bills fans worried, though Spiller ultimately stated that he “would love to stay” and finish his career with Buffalo. [...]

April 22, 2014 Steven Haskos Bills 0

Contract Details For Saints CB Champ Bailey

Contract Details For Saints CB Champ Bailey

  Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun breaks down the two-year deal CB Champ Bailey signed with the New Orleans Saints. The deal carries a $3.75 million base value — $1 million, and $1.5 million in base salary — and a $500,000 bonus. If Bailey is active for six games in 2014, he will receive [...]

April 9, 2014 Steven Haskos Broncos, Saints 0

Patriots Could Be Wise To Address S Devin McCourty’s Contract Some Time Soon

Patriots Could Be Wise To Address S Devin McCourty’s Contract Some Time Soon

  Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston believes it’s more a matter of “when” than “if” Patriots S Devin McCourty will have an opportunity to sign a lucrative contract extension. Reiss writes that a “strong case” could be made for the Patriots to be proactive with McCourty and get a long-term agreement in place sooner, rather than later. Saints [...]

March 23, 2014 Nate Bouda Patriots 0

Saints Agree To Terms With S Jairus Byrd

Saints Agree To Terms With S Jairus Byrd

The #Saints have agreed to terms with 3-time pro bowl safety @JairusByrd on a 6-year deal! pic.twitter.com/K0ZUvdq3hi — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) March 12, 2014 ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Byrd receives a six-year, $54 million contract that includes $28 million guaranteed. Byrd, 27, is believed to seeking a long-term deal that would pay him as much [...]

March 11, 2014 Nate Bouda Saints 0

Report: Jairus Byrd Visiting With The Saints

Report: Jairus Byrd Visiting With The Saints

  Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Bills free agent S Jairus Byrd is on his way to visit with the New Orleans Saints. Byrd, 27, is believed to seeking a long-term deal that would pay him as much as $9 million per season. Last year, Byrd totaled 48 tackles, 4 sacks, one interception and a forced fumble [...]

March 11, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Rams, Redskins, Saints 2

Report: Browns Sign S Donte Whitner To A Four-year Deal

Report: Browns Sign S Donte Whitner To A Four-year Deal

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former 49ers S Donte Whitner has reached agreement on a four-year, $28 million deal with the Browns. ———— Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that free agent S Donte Whitner expects to be a Brown by 4pm est today. Cabot adds that Whitner is “excited” to return to Cleveland. Whitner is [...]

March 11, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bears, Browns, Jets 0

Redskins Reportedly Have Shown Interest In CBs Captain Munnerlyn & Corey Graham

Redskins Reportedly Have Shown Interest In CBs Captain Munnerlyn & Corey Graham

Earlier in the day, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reported that the Redskins have “expressed interest” in free agent S Jairus Byrd. Jones also outlines the corners that Washington has also shown interest in on the free agent market. Panthers’ CB Captain Munnerlyn and Ravens’ CB Corey Graham are both reportedly on the Redskins radar. [...]

March 10, 2014 Nathan J. Rivera Jets, Panthers, Ravens, Redskins 0

Report: Browns Interested In Jairus Byrd, Bills Still Hoping To Re-Sign Him

Report: Browns Interested In Jairus Byrd, Bills Still Hoping To Re-Sign Him

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cleveland Browns are interested in pursuing Bills’ free agent S Jairus Byrd. According to Rapoport, the Bills are still in play for Byrd. Rapoport doubts the Eagles are an option for Byrd, but mentions that the Jets could be fit based on the fact that they they [...]

March 5, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills, Browns, Eagles, Jets 0

Browns Still Discussing A new Contract With T.J. Ward, But Not Close To An Agreement

Browns Still Discussing A new Contract With T.J. Ward, But Not Close To An Agreement

The agent for Browns S T.J. Ward issued statement on Tuesday regarding his contract situation with the Browns. “Detailed contract discussions with multiple front office executives of the Browns began last month at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis,” Josh Arnold said in a statement release, via The Akron Beacon Journal. “Since then several conversations have occurred in an [...]

March 4, 2014 Nate Bouda Browns 0

Jairus Byrd Still Open To Re-Signing With The Bills

Jairus Byrd Still Open To Re-Signing With The Bills

Bills free agent S Jairus Byrd mentioned that he is still open to re-signing with the Bills, despite the fact Buffalo elected to not use their franchise tag on him Monday. “At this point I’m definitely keeping all my options open,” said Byrd, via BuffaloBills.com. “See whatever happens in free agency. The lines of communication [...]

March 4, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills 0

With T.J. Ward In Position To Reach The Open Market, Jairus Byrd Could Be An Option For Browns?

With T.J. Ward In Position To Reach The Open Market, Jairus Byrd Could Be An Option For Browns?

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Browns decision to use their transition tag on C Alex Mack will most likely allow free agent SS T.J. Ward to reach the open market next week. Rapoport adds that Bills FS Jairus Byrd could now be a target for the Browns in free agency. Rapoport mentioned a few weeks ago that [...]

March 3, 2014 Jonathan Comeaux Browns 0

Bills Pass On Franchising Free Agent S Jairus Byrd

Bills Pass On Franchising Free Agent S Jairus Byrd

Update:  BREAKING: GM Doug Whaley has announced that the #Bills will not use the franchise tag in 2014 http://t.co/BC4adbwGwY — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 3, 2014   Bills GM Doug Whaley: “It’s a negotiation,” Whaley said, via BuffaloBills.com. “We still have some time to get it done so we’re not closing the door on it. We’re [...]

March 3, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills 0

Report: Bills “Unlikely” To Retain S Jairus Byrd

Report: Bills “Unlikely” To Retain S Jairus Byrd

Jeremy White of WGR 550 Buffalo reports that the Bills are “unlikely” to use their franchise tag on free agent S Jairus Byrd or reach an agreement on a log-term contract before the start of free agency. White adds that the two sides have had “productive discussions” in recent weeks, however, it appears likely that Byrd will be playing [...]

March 2, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills 1

Report: Contract Talks Between Bills & Jairus Byrd Have “Pleasent So Far”

Report: Contract Talks Between Bills & Jairus Byrd Have “Pleasent So Far”

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that contract talks between the Bills and free agent S Jairus Byrd have been “pleasant so far.“ Graham mentions that this is a departure from where things were at this point in the year last season. Graham cautions that it’s still early in the negotiations and once the franchise tag deadline passes talks [...]

February 27, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills 0

Report: Bills Still Hoping To Sign S Jairus Byrd To A Contract Extension

Report: Bills Still Hoping To Sign S Jairus Byrd To A Contract Extension

Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills would still like to get a long-term contract worked out with impending free agent S Jairus Byrd. Rapoport adds that Buffalo “won’t let him get away for nothing” and plans to franchise him if they are unable to get something worked out in the next few weeks. Interestingly enough, Rapoport mentioned [...]

February 22, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills, Browns 0

Report: Browns Could Target Bills S Jairus Byrd In Free Agency

Report: Browns Could Target Bills S Jairus Byrd In Free Agency

Ian Rapoport is “hearing” that there is a “real” possibility that the Browns could target Bills free agent S Jairus Byrd in free agency. Rapoport mentions that the Browns would would get a play-maker in Byrd who is already familiar with new HC Mike Pettine defensive scheme. Rapoport adds that the Bills could, of course, complicate the situation by [...]

February 21, 2014 Nate Bouda Bills, Browns 0