Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 2/42 -- Jairus Byrd, CB/FS, 5-10, 207, Oregon...With free safety Ko Simpson falling out of favor, the Bills landed a top college cornerback who has the size and ball-hawking skills to project as a safety in the NFL. Byrd, son of former NFL Pro Bowler Gill Byrd, finished with 17 career interceptions for the Ducks, with 53 passes defended. He's a natural playmaker and a reliable tackler in the open field. Isn't a fierce hitter, however, and struggles to keep his hands free, which gets him into penalty trouble. Lack of straight-line closing speed limits his man coverage skills and makes him a better safety prospect. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/22/17 - S Jairus Byrd had an interception during practice off quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey, who filled in when the team's two backup quarterbacks missed a day of practice because of illness.
The Panthers turned to Dorsey because they are being careful about the number of balls thrown by QB Cam Newton.
10/04/17 - S Jairus Byrd, a former Pro Bowler, was signed by the Panthers. He previously played with the Bills and Saints. He has 25 career interceptions.
10/03/17 - S Jairus Byrd was signed by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. Byrd was released in March, three years after signing a six-year, $54 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. The 30-year-old played three seasons with the Saints (2014-16) after spending the previous five with the Buffalo Bills (2009-13). A three-time Pro Bowl selection Jairus Byrd recorded 546 tackles, 25 interceptions, 14 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 106 career games with the Bills and Saints.
06/16/16 - FS Jairus Byrd again did not work in the final day of the team's three-day minicamp, but hopes to return for the start of training camp.
06/02/16 - FS Jairus Byrd, who has had knee problems since October 2014, was limited Thursday and will be for the rest of offseason workouts.