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Jairus Byrd issues farewell statement

The New Orleans Saints signed former Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd to a six-year deal Tuesday night.

Included in their news release was a statement from 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,” said Byrd. “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."