New Orleans Saints safety will miss the rest of the season with a torn lateral meniscus and be placed on injured reserve, adding insult to injury for the Saints’ rough start.
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The New Orleans Saints have endured a rough start to their 2014 season as they have started 1-3, and their defense has taken a giant step back after finishing as a top-five unit.
They were expected to be a Super Bowl frontrunner with an elite offense and defense, and they signed safety Jairus Byrd in the offseason. Byrd was the top free-agent safety, and he has been a ballhawk throughout his career, notching 22 interceptions in his first five seasons.
However, Byrd failed to make a significant impact on the Saints defense, and he will miss the rest of the season with a torn lateral meniscus. This adds to the woes of the Saints’ 2014 season.
Here is a tweet from Saints beat writer Evan Woodbery confirming Byrd’s season-ending injury.
Safety Jairus Byrd tore his lateral meniscus and will go on season ending IR, per Payton.
— Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) October 3, 2014