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31 Kevin Byard FS

Tennessee Titans

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September 15, 2020 03:48 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Leads team in stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded nine tackles and a pass breakup in Monday's 16-14 win over the Broncos.

Byard played every defensive snap as expected en route to a team high in tackles. Nine stops would've been a regular-season high for the safety last season as well. The 27-year-old is instrumental to the Titans' secondary success, and the Titans restructured his deal before Monday's game to clear $6.12 million in cap space, although Byard will still make $9.1 million in 2020, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Look for him to keep it rolling against a Jaguars team that exceeded expectations in a season-opening win over the Colts.

January 26, 2020 03:04 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Leads Titans with five picks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded 84 tackles, five interceptions, nine passes defensed and two tackles for loss across 16 games with the Titans in 2019.

Byard's strong 2019 performance illustrated why the Titans made him the highest paid safety in the league prior to the season. He led the team with five interceptions and now has 17 picks in his last three seasons. The elite ballhawk will look to continue to make a claim as one of the premier safeties around the league in the 2020 season.

December 30, 2019 08:52 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Picks off fifth pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded seven tackles and also intercepted a pass in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.

Byard led the team in tackles to notch his third consecutive season with 80 or more takedowns. He also added his fifth interception of the campaign, surpassing his 2019 total of four. Byard will look to continue to lead the defense through the playoffs, beginning with a first-round matchup against the Patriots.

December 3, 2019 09:44 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Notches fourth pick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded two solo tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Colts.

The fourth-year pro continues to play an every-down role, and he recorded his 16th tackle since the start of the 2017 season. His IDP value is flaky with 63 tackles through 12 games, but his ball-hawk tendencies raise the ceiling.

November 27, 2019 09:24 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Notches season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard amassed nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Jaguars.

Byard's nine tackles marked a season high for the starting free safety, bringing his season total to 61 takedowns through 11 games. Byard hasn't forced a turnover since Week 6, but he'll look to change that in Week 13 against the Colts.

October 14, 2019 01:04 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Another interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard tallied six tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in Week 6 against Denver.

Byard picked off Joe Flacco on the Broncos' first drive of the second half, keeping the Titans hopes alive for a win. While the offense squandered their opportunity, Byard has consistently performed well this season and now has three interceptions in six games. He'll look to continue to effectively man the back-half of the Titans' defense in Week 7 against the Chargers.

October 9, 2019 09:52 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Nabs first INT since opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard registered five tackles (four solo), two pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Through five games, Byard is halfway to his 2018 totals with four pass breakups and two picks. The fourth-year pro continues to be a premier lockdown cornerback, as he's allowed a 57.7 passer rating when targeted by opposing quarterbacks.

September 20, 2019 01:04 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Makes seven tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard notched seven tackles (four solo) during Thursday's 20-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Byard made plays in coverage during the Week 3 loss but ultimately wasn't able to make up for the Titans' struggles on offense. The fourth-year safety has accumulated 14 tackles (10 solo), one defended pass and one interception in three games.

July 25, 2019 02:56 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Becomes highest-paid safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard agreed Wednesday with the Titans on a five-year, $70.5 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The contract will make Byard the highest-paid safety in NFL history in terms of annual average value ($14.1 million). The 25-year-old certainly merited the lavish contract based on production, as gathered 90 tackles (59 solo) and four interceptions in 2018 in what amounted to a strong follow-up effort from his breakthrough 87-tackle, eight-pick effort in 2017. In an era with many emerging standout safeties, Byard may be the unchallenged leader of them all when it comes to playmaking ability in coverage.

January 1, 2019 07:20 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Ten tackles in final game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.

Byard's 10 tackles were his most since Week 4 against the Eagles, helping him to a new career-high total (90). While he took a step back in his production against the pass -- both his interceptions and passes defensed fell by half this season -- he still finished among the team's leaders in tackles, interceptions and pass breakups. Entering his fourth season in 2019, Byard is set to a be a major contributor to the defensive success of the team once again.

December 23, 2018 08:04 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Another big defensive day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded nine tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington.

Byard picked off an overthrown Josh Johnson attempt with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter to help propel the Titans to victory. He now has four interceptions on the season, two of which came in the past couple weeks. He's also been able to get to the ball carrier consistently, with his 80 tackles good enough for third on the team.

December 16, 2018 11:08 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Big defensive day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded five tackles, a sack and an interception in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants.

Byard picked off his third pass of the season when he stepped in front of Eli Manning's attempt on the Giants' opening drive of the second half. Byard now has three interceptions on the campaign, though that falls well below his mark of eight from last season. He also added his second sack of the season, marking the first time he's recorded multiple sacks in a season.

December 8, 2018 02:32 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Hauls down quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded three tackles and a sack in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.

Byard recorded his first sack of the season when he brought down Cody Kessler, forcing the Jaguars to punt on their first offensive possession. He didn't add any defensive stats in coverage, though he does have two interceptions and four passes defensed for the year.

November 6, 2018 12:20 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Picks off second pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded five tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in Monday's 28-14 win over the Cowboys.

Byard picked off Dak Prescott in the end zone late in the first quarter, ending a scoring threat. It was his second interception of the season, both of which have come in his past three games. While he isn't replicating his eight-interception campaign of 2017, Byard is proving that he has a propensity to cause turnovers as a member of the Titans' secondary.

October 15, 2018 12:28 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Picks off pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded six tackles and an interception in Sunday's 21-0 loss to the Ravens.

Byard turned in an opportunistic and athletic interception late in the second quarter after Logan Ryan tipped a Joe Flacco pass intended for Willie Snead. It was his first interception of the season, though he has played a consistent role in the Titans' defense this season, recording at least six tackles in four of six games. The third-year pro picked off eight passes last season, so he is no stranger to creating turnovers.

October 1, 2018 08:56 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded 11 tackles Week 4 against the Eagles.

Byard led the Titans in tackles in Week 4, nearly doubling his combined total from Weeks 1 to 3. In 2017, he racked up an impressive eight interceptions, and although he has yet to make that same impact in 2018, he was very active in the Titans' Week 4 win over the Eagles. He'll look to build on that heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Bills.

December 4, 2017 01:20 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Nine tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-13 win over the Texans.

Byard tied linebacker Wesley Woodyard for the team lead in tackles. The second-year safety has quickly bloomed into a difference-maker on the back end with 67 tackles (45 solo) and six interceptions through 12 games.

November 28, 2017 09:12 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Pounces on fumble Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard had five tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery against the Colts on Sunday.

Byard was dealing with a shoulder injury ahead of Sunday's game, but he was still able to play a full snap count. With Houston travelling to town in Week 13, Byard will look to replicate a Week 4 performance where he posted nine tackles, two pass breakups and one interception against the Texans.

November 22, 2017 10:36 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard (shoulder) was a full participant at the Titans' practice Wednesday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

Byard injured his shoulder in last Thursday's loss to the Steelers, but didn't miss any snaps and was expected to be good to go for Week 12. The 24-year-old will hope to continue his breakout season against the Colts on Sunday.

November 17, 2017 03:40 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Suffers shoulder injury Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard sustained a shoulder injury in Thursday's 40-17 loss to the Steelers, but Titans head coach Mike Mularkey expects the safety to be OK for the team's Week 12 matchup with the Colts, freelance sports writer John Glennon reports.

The injury didn't result in Byard missing any time during the blowout loss, as he played 77 total snaps (73 on defense) and finished with a season-low two tackles to go with a pass breakup. With 53 tackles and a league-leading six interceptions on the campaign, Byard has emerged as top-flight IDP in the secondary. The early word regarding his health is encouraging, but Byard will likely need to practice in some capacity during the upcoming week in order for Mularkey and team doctors to sign off on the second-year player being available against Indianapolis.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
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2018TEN1616896227241108
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2016TEN167584414100004
Total6657331 238.093 31721033038
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/212
Birthdate:
8/17/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Philadephia, PA, USA
School:
Middle Tenn.
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: