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Saints sign Pro Bowl S Byrd to six-year deal

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TSN.ca Staff
3/11/2014 10:09:19 PM
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The New Orleans made a big dip into the free agent pool on Tuesday.

The team has signed three-time Pro Bowl free safety Jairus Byrd to a six-year contract worth a reported $54 million with $28 million being guaranteed.

Drafted out of Oregon in 2009, Byrd has spent his entire five-year career with the Buffalo Bills. He the AFC in interceptions three times and has 22 career picks over his career.

Last season, the Bills placed their franchise tag on Byrd and he agreed to a one-year, $6.9 million franchise tender in August. Despite this, reports surfaced over the course of last season that Byrd was seeking a move out of Buffalo.

Byrd will slot into a Saints secondary next to Kenny Vaccaro and will replace Malcolm Jenkins, who signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier on Tuesday.

Jairus Byrd (Photo: Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

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