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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Last year Jairus Byrd signed a six-year, $54 million contract with the Saints. And it went downhill from there. Byrd suffered back and knee injuries and ended up playing only four games in 2014. But now that hes back to ...

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Old 06-20-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Jairus Byrd is done talking about last year

Last year Jairus Byrd signed a six-year, $54 million contract with the Saints. And it went downhill from there.

Byrd suffered back and knee injuries and ended up playing only four games in 2014. But now that hes back to health and back at work, he says hes finished focusing on last season.

Im talking about this year, Byrd said, via ESPN. What happened last year is last year, and all my attention and energy is on to this year.

Coming off a rough season, the Saints made some significant changes this year. Byrd thinks his presence on the field for more than four games is going to be part of a change for the better.

Im definitely excited. I think anytime youre away from the game as long as I had to be, youre just grateful just to be able to do the normal things that you might have taken for granted, Byrd said. You definitely are more appreciative of it. Im really excited and grateful just to be out here doing this [minicamp], running around and being with my teammates again.

Byrd had made back-to-back Pro Bowls at the time the Saints signed him. Getting him back at a Pro Bowl level this year would go a long way toward turning things around in New Orleans.

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Yeah... but will he give back some of that $ since he probably already had that injury before signing?
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It sure would be nice if he could stay healthy and play the entire season; a good goal would be 14 regular season games and the entire post-season...
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Yeah... but will he give back some of that $ since he probably already had that injury before signing?
They had to know before hand, no way he would have passed the physical otherwise
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He might be done talking but the media is going to keep asking.
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If he gets back to form, money well spent.
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Re: Jairus Byrd is done talking about last year

Will believe it when I see it. My enthusiasm for the signing has waned now that I know more about his injuries, but I'm still keeping my hopes up.
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Re: Jairus Byrd is done talking about last year

When we acquired him last off-season, I read some Bills forums and local articles and fans generally wanted him gone because he was chronically hurt and always asking for more money.

He would have to blow-it-out with a great performance this season to convince me.
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