Kevin Byard returns to Philly, joins his hometown Eagles: Fun facts about the new guy

  • You know Kevin Byard is one of the NFL's best safeties.
  • You know he's now a member of the Eagles roster.
  • Here are a few things that you may not know or may have forgotten,
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The Philadelphia Eagles turn heads again. This time they do so by adding Kevin Byard.

So, you know how we're always discussing those guys on other teams that we wish the Philadelphia Eagles would make a move for (even though we know they're never going to do so)? You know the guys... The Budda Bakers of the world... Guys like Jessie Bates... We know it's never going to happen. We knew those trades probably have or had a better chance of going down if those guys played the defensive tackle position or something, but we always know that smoke won't produce fire.

Maybe it isn't our fault that we feel this way. Heck, guys we trust are always telling us that Philly is seated at the negotiating table, but rather than eat, the Birds always seem to back away. Guess what? This time, they finally dropped the hammer. Kevin Byard has returned home to join the Philadelphia Eagles. First, Howie Roseman shocks us with the move to land Julio Jones... Now this...

We won't lie friends. This one is a gamechanger. Byard has notched over 670 total tackles, four sacks, and 27 interceptions in 120 regular-season games with 11. He has also broken up 63 passes.

Now, that we have gotten that out of the way, let's get into some fun facts.