Saints place Jairus Byrd on injured reserve with knee injury
The New Orleans Saints have shut down safety Jairus Byrd for the season.
Byrd tore his meniscus in practice and will be placed on injured reserve.
Saints coach Sean Payton made the announcement today.
It's a significant blow for the Saints defense after signing Byrd to a six-year, $54 million contract this offseason.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun