Byrd was a high-priced free-agent addition by New Orleans in 2014, but wound up an injury-plagued disappointment who finished last season as the league's 47th-ranked safety, per Pro Football Focus. The 30-year-old backstop was cut by the Saints in February.
NFL sends memo to remaining playoff teams regarding updated COVID testing cadence
In preparation for this weekend's Divisional Round matchups, the NFL has issued a statement to the remaining eight postseason teams regarding the updated cadence for COVID-19 testing.
Ravens part ways with DC Don 'Wink' Martindale
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh released a statement on Friday announcing the team has parted ways with defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale.
49ers' Nick Bosa clears concussion protocols, set to play vs. Packers in Divisional Round
49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa has cleared concussion protocols and is set to play versus the Packers in the Divisional Round.
Titans activate RB Derrick Henry off IR ahead of Divisional Round game vs. Bengals
The Tennessee Titans activated running back Derrick Henry off injured reserve on Friday and is in track to play in the Divisional Round versus the Bengals.
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire poised to return vs. Bills in Divisional Round
After missing the last three games, Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has no injury designation and is set to play in Sunday's playoff game versus the Bills.
Chiefs LB Willie Gay will play Sunday vs. Bills following Wednesday arrest
Coach Andy Reid told reporters Friday that LB Willie Gay will play Sunday vs. the Bills. Gay was arrested for misdemeanor criminal damage on Wednesday night.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones noncommittal on Mike McCarthy: 'A lot to think about regarding these coaches'
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't rubber-stamping the return of coach Mike McCarthy less than a week after a disappointing playoff exit.
Panthers expected to hire ex-Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as new offensive coordinator
The Panthers have their new offensive coordinator. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the team is expected to hire former Giants HC Ben McAdoo as their new OC.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Friday, Jan. 21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Tristan Wirfs and center Ryan Jensen, both nursing ankle injuries, will be game-time decisions on Sunday versus the Rams, per coach Bruce Arians.
Giants hire Joe Schoen as next general manager
The Giants have hired Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen as their new GM, the team announced Friday.
Eagles HC Sirianni hoping he can convince Jason Kelce to return for 2022: 'I sent him two kegs of beer'
Nick Sirianni is hoping to convince Eagles All-Pro C Jason Kelce to return for his 12th season over the summer.