Jairus Byrd, the often controversial free agent signing by the Saints, is expected to be released on the first day of free agency. Byrd, 30, still had three years left on the six-year contract.  He had three interceptions in three seasons with the Saints. The Saints will absorb a cap hit of $8 million to move on from Byrd. He played in all 16 games last season for the first time since 2012.

The Saints signed Jairus Byrd to a $54 million  deal at the beginning of free agency in 2014.  The $54 million deal that included $28 million guaranteed.