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 NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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