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Saints go 'all-in' on Jairus Byrd

Saints go 'all-in' on Jairus Byrd

So much for salary-cap constraints. The New Orleans Saints landed one of the top-rated free agents in the entire market on Tuesday, agreeing to a six-year contract with Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd. The deal is worth a whopping $54 million, with $28…
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  • Video - Jairus Byrd lands in New Orleans 02:11

    Jairus Byrd lands in New Orleans

    Mar 11
    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.
  • Video - Mistake letting Darren Sproles go? 04:07

    Mistake letting Darren Sproles go?

    Mar 11
    Are the Saints making a big mistake by shopping running back Darren Sproles? Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci weigh in on New Orleans' decision on "NFL Total Access."
  • Video - Saints Sign Jairus Byrd 02:17

    Saints Sign Jairus Byrd

    Mar 11
    ESPN.com Saints reporter Michael Triplett breaks down the Saints signing safety Jairus Byrd to a six-year, $54 million deal.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Cap numbers lead to cut stars; more Snaps from free agency

    Mar 11
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a whirlwind first day of the NFL's free agency period (what a day for Twitter to crash in mid-afternoon)...
  • Don Banks: Déjà vu in New England as Julian Edelman hits the open market

    Mar 11
    One of the more surprising headlines on the first day of the NFL's free agency period was the news that the New England Patriots couldn't manage to strike a deal with receiver Julian Edelman and keep their leading pass-catcher from last season off the m…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of suitors for late-blooming quarterback Josh McCow…

    Mar 11
    Throughout his eventful 11-year NFL career, Michael Vick and his out-sized reputation have often commanded far more attention than his on-field production deserved. But I don't foresee history repeating itself with Vick in the case of this year's modest…
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Mar 11
    Suppose, at the dawn of free agency today at 4 p.m. ET, you could buy a 28-year-old player, injury-free and a solid leader. All analysts would say this guy is a top-five player at his position, with seven or eight prime seasons ahead. Suppose he wanted …