Saints sign Jairus Byrd

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The New Orleans Saints have landed the top safety available: former Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd.

Byrd agreed to terms on a six-year contract tonight, the team announced.

Byrd is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

He has 256 career tackles, 22 interceptions, 33 pass deflections, 11 forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

The Saints have formed a dynamic safety tandem with Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro, one of the top defensive rookies in the NFL last season.

Byrd replaces Malcolm Jenkins, who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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