METAIRIE, La. -- It’s hard to picture any back surgery being “minor.” Especially when the guy going under the knife is such a major part of the New Orleans Saints' plans. But Saints coach Sean Payton sounded confident that safety Jairus Byrd will be fully healed in time for training camp and the start of the regular season – stressing that they wouldn’t have done the surgery if they didn’t think the timetable made sense.via - NFL Nation