Safety Jairus Byrd is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March.

Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, has been taken off of the Saints' physically unable to perform list, allowing him to join practice on Tuesday morning.

The acquisition of Byrd, who was named to the Pro Bowl while with Buffalo last season, was one of New Orleans' most significant moves in free agency.

Byrd, who was named to the Pro Bowl last season, signed a six-year, $56 million free-agent contract with New Orleans last March.

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