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Byrd eager to test back, mesh with Saints defense

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) Saints safety Jairus Byrd has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself that his surgically repaired back is a healed as doctors believe.

Byrd, the top free agent acquisition by New Orleans this past offseason, was cleared for contact this week, allowing him to practice at full speed and with no limitations for the first time since signing a six-year, $56 million contract in March.

His first significant collision in a black-and-gold jersey occurred Tuesday, when he lowered his shoulder into running back Mark Ingram. The popping of their pads reverberated across the field, and Byrd appeared pumped up.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees5162
Pass TDs: D. Brees39
Rush Yds: P. Thomas549
Rush TDs: D. Brees3
Rec Yds: J. Graham1215
Rec TDs: J. Graham16
Int: K. Lewis4
Sacks: C. Jordan12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6391 (4)
Passing Yards: 4918 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1473 (25)
Points per game: 25.9 (10)
Yards per game: 399.4 (4)
Touchdowns: 49 (3)
Field Goals: 24 (21)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4891 (4)
Passing Yards: 3105 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1786 (19)
Points per game: 19.0 (4)
Yards per game: 305.7 (4)
Touchdowns: 31 (6)
Field Goals: 24 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/18 S. Hull cut
8/18 R. Quinn cut
8/18 S. Hull Taken off IR undisclosed
8/13 T. Beckum signed
8/11 R. Quinn retired
8/6 G. Jones signed/unrestricted free agent
8/6 S. Hull Placed on IR undisclosed
8/5 T. Palmer signed
8/5 R. Quinn signed One-year contract (through 2014)
8/5 T. Ezell cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
8/6 S. Hull undisclosed (IR)
7/23 C. Ozougwu undisclosed (IR)
6/24 A. Davis undisclosed (IR)
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