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Steve Geller

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Steve: The Byrdman is back!

The big news from Saints camp today was the return of safety Jairus Byrd from the physically unable to perform list. It was the first time anyone has seen him run drills with the team, as he missed all of organized team activities and minicamp after having back surgery.
“I’m glad we did the procedure when we did, rather than try and get through the season in a maintenance mode,” Coach Sean Payton said.  “I know he feels better, and yet we still got to be smart here.  We’ve got a lot of time and a lot of things that we’ve got to do.  And a lot of things he has to be able to catch up on.  But he’s a quick stud, he been attentive in all the meetings.  It’s good having him out here.”

Byrd was limited and didn’t participate in every drill, which is to be expected for his first day back.  He didn’t want to get into any details about the exact procedure that was done, but it happy to back with his new team. “It’s hard, anytime you see those guys putting in that work out there that’s where I want to be,” Byrd said.  “I’m just thankful that I get to be out there today, you appreciate the little things a lot more when you can’t do them.” 

Fellow safety Rafael Bush is glad to have Byrd back in the secondary mix. Bush doesn’t think it will take long for him to get up to speed. “He’s a smart player, I don’t think it will take to much of his time,” said Bush. “He’s in the meeting room; he’s studying, and asking me and Kenny (Vaccaro) questions.  I think once he gets out there, he's just going to hit the ground running, so were excited!”

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07/29/2014 1:18PM
Steve: The Byrdman is back!
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