Jairus Byrd

#31 DB / Carolina Panthers / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 203 lb Age: 31 College: Oregon Bye 11

Fantasy Points by Week

  • PROJ
  • FANTASY PTS
Own
0%
Start
0%
DB Rank
NR
Player News
  • Panthers' Jairus Byrd: Signs with Panthers
    By RotoWire Staff

    Byrd signed with the Panthers on Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Byrd was seen as one of the best safeties in the league when he was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Bills, but then, after signing a six-year deal with the Saints, he wasn't the same player. After being released by the Saints during the offseason, Byrd finally will get another shot, with Panthers starting safety Kurt Coleman set for a multiweek absence with a sprained MCL. Byrd likely will fill in as a reserve safety until Coleman is able to make his return to the field.

    SEE FULL ARTICLE
  • Jairus Byrd: To be released once free agency begins
    By RotoWire Staff

    Byrd will be released by the Saints at the start of free agency, NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reports. Despite his production on the field, Byrd's price tag ultimately became too big of a burden for the Saints. The eight-year vet was slated to earn $7.9 million this year and $22.9 million over the next three years. Byrd tallied 82 tackles in 2016, but with the emergence of Von Bell in the secondary, New Orleans decided to part ways with the 30-year-old sooner rather than later.

    SEE FULL ARTICLE
  • Byrd had 82 tackles (56 solo) and two interceptions in 16 games in 2016. Byrd's third season in New Orleans was by far his most productive, however, the eight-year veteran was actually demoted from the starting lineup early in the season in favor of rookie free safety Vonn Bell. Nevertheless, Byrd still finished third on the team in tackles, as he saw substantial playing time in three-safety and nickel packages. Despite his improved production, Byrd is due over $11 million in 2017 and he could be a salary-cap casualty this offseason if he is unwilling to accept a pay cut to stay in New Orleans.

    SEE FULL ARTICLE
  • Saints' Jairus Byrd: Third-most tackles on team
    By RotoWire Staff

    Byrd notched nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Byrd lost his starting gig in Week 3 to rookie Vonn Bell, but veteran safety has quietly amassed 60 tackles this year, tied for third-most on the team, as the Saints frequently deploy a three-safety lineup. Byrd is still prone to inconsistent play and he has yet to record a sack or turnover this year, but he's at least an option for desperate fantasy owners in IDP leagues.

    SEE FULL ARTICLE
  • Saints' Jairus Byrd: Ten tackles in Week 8
    By RotoWire Staff

    Byrd made ten tackles (eight solo) in Sunday win against the Seahawks. Byrd was actually replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Vonn Bell a few games ago, but he continues to see substantial playing time in three-safety and nickel packages. Still, Byrd is not a recommended option in IDP leagues, as he is averaging less than five tackles per game and has yet to force a turnover or record a sack this season.

    SEE FULL ARTICLE
Recent Tweets
  • 1:34 am ET / @Panthers
    Carolina Panthers