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Damiere Byrd

#7 WR,


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30 yrs


5'9'' / 175 lbs


South Carolina

Headed to nation's capital

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-15

Byrd signed a contract with the Commanders on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Byrd appeared in just one game during the 2023 campaign when he was elevated from the Falcons' practice squad in early November. The 31-year-old played 14 games with Atlanta in 2022, collecting 13 receptions (on 23 targets) for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Byrd has played for five teams during his career, and he'll now re-unite with Commanders' offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who was Bryd's head coach during the 2019 season in Arizona.

Joins Houston's practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

Byrd signed with Houston's practice squad Wednesday.

The Texans signed Steven Sims from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, and they are bringing in Byrd one day later to fill that vacated spot. Byrd could be elevated for Saturday's divisional round game against the Ravens, as Robert Woods (hip) and John Metchie (foot) were limited participants in practice Tuesday after Noah Brown (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Monday, leaving the Texans thin at wide receiver.

Let loose by Atlanta

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-22

The Falcons cut Byrd from their practice squad Wednesday, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.

Byrd originally joined Atlanta's practice squad in mid-October, and he ended up playing in one game for the club, logging 18 offensive snaps while failing to bring in either of his two targets against Minnesota in Week 9. The veteran wideout was also with the Falcons for much of last season, catching 13 of 23 targets for 268 yards and two touchdowns over 14 contests. Byrd should get a look from another organization given his wealth of experience in the league -- he's played in 76 regular-season games over eight campaigns spent with five different teams.

Heads back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

The Falcons reverted Byrd to their practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Byrd saw his first action of the season Sunday against Minnesota, getting two targets (neither of which he caught). His elevation ahead of that contest was a result of Drake London being held out due to a groin injury. Though London has a chance to return against Arizona in Week 10, Mack Hollins suffered an ankle injury versus the Vikings that has put his status for this Sunday in doubt. Should London and/or Hollins need to sit out this weekend, Byrd could be called upon again, though his role likely wouldn't be significant enough to warrant fantasy consideration.

Plays 19 offensive snaps in debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Byrd didn't record a catch on two targets during Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Vikings.

With Drake London (groin) sidelined, Byrd was elevated from the practice squad for the first time this year and made his season debut. Both of Byrd's targets were deep shots and one was intercepted. Across 14 appearances last year, Byrd caught 13 of 23 targets for 268 yards (20.6 YPC) and two scores. He'll have a chance to replicate those occasional big-play numbers if London and Mack Hollins (ankle) are sidelined moving forward, but Byrd doesn't need to be on fantasy radars in standard leagues.

Elevated Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-04

The Falcons promoted Byrd to their active roster Saturday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Atlanta added Byrd to its practice squad in mid-October, and with Drake London (groin) missing this Sunday's contest, he's been elevated to the team's active roster. The 30-year-old wideout's last in-game action came in 2022, when he recorded 268 yards in 14 appearances for the Falcons.

Heads back to Atlanta

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-19

The Falcons signed Byrd to their practice squad Thursday, Tori McElhaney of the team's official site reports.

Byrd signed with the Panthers this offseason, but he dealt with a hamstring injury that led to his release in late August. He worked out with the Giants this past Monday and has since agreed to join Atlanta's practice squad Thursday. The 30-year-old wideout spent his 2022 campaign with the Falcons, appearing in 14 games and recording 13 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns.

Works out with Giants

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-16

Byrd worked out with the Giants on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Byrd signed with the Panthers this offseason but was later released from injured reserve with a settlement after he suffered a hamstring injury. The 30-year-old could add a new element of speed to a Giants offense that has struggled all season if the team ends up signing him.

Agrees on injury settlement

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-25

Byrd (hamstring) and the Panthers have come to terms on an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Byrd was facing the possibility of missing the entire 2023 season before reaching this agreement. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, his hamstring injury will require surgery, but it is not believed to be season-ending. Thus, once he has recovered, the pass catcher will be free to try and snag a new opportunity.

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