Saints Jairus Byrd Misses OTAs After Back Surgery


New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd had surgery on Thursday, and as a result, was absent from practice. According to, Saints coach Sean Payton told media that the procedure was optional and he expected him back by training camp.

“He’s having a surgical procedure on his back for a disk,” Payton said via “It’s been asymptomatic but it’s something we wanted to do, and he as well, to alleviate any issues coming in the fall. He’ll be back here in a week.”