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The New Orleans Saints' website has posted a statement from newly signed safety Jairus Byrd:

"I first want to thank the Buffalo Bills organization and the great fans of Buffalo for their support during my time there.

"I think there are great things to come here in New Orleans, and I'm excited to join this team. We played against the Saints this year and I saw their style of play and was impressed by it. I think I will fit well in the scheme.

"This is a great opportunity to join a championship organization. I look forward to meeting my new teammates and being part of a great Saints defense."