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Saints News, 9/16/15: Sean Payton said safety Jairus Byrd is 'Coming Along'

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From Nick Underhill at The Advocate: “We’re fortunate that Byrd’s coming along,” Saints coach Sean Payton said on his morning teleconference Wednesday. “Obviously, with Jairus, there’s going to be a transition. It’s been a while since he played football, and we understand that.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some situations you just gotta laugh at hahaha been in tougher situations than this this is nothing but easy work</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/644107820351143936">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I need to go grocery shopping badly</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/status/643989813083836416">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton on Bush injury. Fortunate that Jairus Byrd is &quot;coming along&quot; but knows it will take time to get him fully acclimated.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/644146143006330880">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: My video take: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> counting on S Jairus Byrd more than ever to come back quickly and effectively <a href="http://t.co/qBDuSoxxbG">http://t.co/qBDuSoxxbG</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/644158773343428608">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton talks about Jameis Winston and more on today&#39;s conference call LISTEN: <a href="http://t.co/h5OY571WMf">http://t.co/h5OY571WMf</a> <a href="http://t.co/pFMWEBWhN6">pic.twitter.com/pFMWEBWhN6</a></p>&mdash; Saints Gameday (@SaintsGameday) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsGameday/status/644152153532043264">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton talks pass rush, Rafael Bush, Jairus Byrd &amp; Jameis Winston in his Wednesday teleconference: <a href="http://t.co/fI5mlCiCxZ">http://t.co/fI5mlCiCxZ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Christopher Dabe (@cmdabe) <a href="https://twitter.com/cmdabe/status/644149859210104832">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints Rewind: Rafael Bush lands on IR to end season; multiple roster moves <a href="http://t.co/KOMkqtjJOi">http://t.co/KOMkqtjJOi</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/644151296904171520">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints signed DB Alden Darby to the practice squad, per source</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) <a href="https://twitter.com/nick_underhill/status/644149124770738176">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton when asked what he thought about pass rush in Week 1. Bluntly responded &quot;It wasn&#39;t good enough.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/644146353912713216">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton: Have to keep finding ways for Kenny Vaccaro to get closer to the ball.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/644143609126748160">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Said Palmer had about &quot;Nine Mississippi&quot; to throw at one point, and that makes it hard for the secondary</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/644143377122881536">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton said Saints didn&#39;t meet with Winston at Combine to pick his brain knowing he could end up in TB. Thought interview was outstanding</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/644143449353134080">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have signed OL Bryan Witzmann to practice squad, per his agent (<a href="https://twitter.com/OneWestSports">@OneWestSports</a>)</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/644137712111460352">September 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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