Signed by New Orleans to reserve/future contract, 1/7/13…Signed by Miami Dolphins to practice squad, 12/19/12…Waived by Packers, 8/24/12…Signed by Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, 5/11/12…A four-year letterman for the Thunderbirds, playing in 36 games with 32 starts, including 32 straight to end his career, moving to cornerback from safety as a junior…In 2011 as a senior, started all 11 games and earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors, posting career-high 69 tackles (48 solo), including four tackles for a loss, five passes defensed and an interception returned for a TD…Earned first-team All-Great West recognition from coaches in 2010, as he finished with 54 tackles (36 solo), including 2.5 tackles for a loss, an interception, five passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Started all 11 contests as sophomore at safety and registered 61 tackles (40 solo), an interception, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…In four games as a freshman, posted eight tackles (five solo)…Graduated with a degree in exercise science…Attended Oakland (Calif.) Technical HS, where he didn’t play football until senior season, earning second-team all-conference with 46 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes defensed at CB and S…Also lettered in baseball, basketball and volleyball…Volunteered in the public relations department of the Oakland Raiders during a summer in high school…Mother passed away when he was 12 years old and lived with his grandparents for eight years.
Highlights of new New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd's 2013 season. The three-time Pro Bowl safety added four interceptions during the 2013 season bringing his career total to 22.
With safety Jairus Byrd signing a 6-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, how much of an impact will the play-making defender make for the Saints? The "NFL Total Access" crew breaks it down.
In this week's "NFL Films Presents," you get an inside look at some of the biggest games of 2013. Check out all the sights and sounds from the New England Patriots improbable 30-27 comeback win over the New Orleans Saints.
New Orleans Saints players, Saintsations and Mascot Gumbo participated in the 4th Annual “Greasing of the Poles” at the Royal Sonesta on Friday, February 28, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)