New Orleans Saints: After Release DE Bobby McCray Back With Team


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In a bizarre move the Saints have re-signed left defensive end Bobby McCray who was released abruptly less than one month ago.

The release seemingly came out of nowhere to blind side both McCray and fans alike after he had spent the majority of the Saints off-season running with the first string defense in replacement of Charles Grant.

Alex Brown and Jimmy Wilkerson were free agent additions brought in to compete for playing time at LDE as well and the move to waive McCray was though to be more about a numbers game than anything else.

Brown however is still considered the favorite to start as the primary left defensive end.

A six year veteran McCray has spent the last two seasons with the Saints since joining then as a free agent form the Jacksonville Jaguars appearing in all 32 regular season games accounting for 41 tackles, 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

McCray also started all three play-off contests for the Saints last season during their Super Bowl run recording six tackles and a pass deflection.

McCray signed a one year deal for a base salary of 1.5M with another 1M in incentives tied to performance. Before his release he was set to make 2M and get a 1.25M roster bonus, that of course means the Saints have saved over 750K.

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  • http://isportsweb.com/sport/nfl/new-orleans-saints/ Derrick M Smith

    So what is so hard to understand about these moves by Mickey Loomis? The Saints essentially saved 3/4 of a million dollars in the process of releasing and resigning McCray for less money. It makes great sense to me anyway.