Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Jun 2010

Saints Release Bobby McCray

The Saints have released defensive end Bobby McCray. The move is surprising; McCray was a key part of the team's defensive end rotation a year ago, and had six sacks in 2008.

New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Jeff Duncan noted on Twitter that McCray was not a favorite of the Payton regime, thanks to a propensity for blowing assignments and taking too many penalties. McCray was also late for Media Day last year at the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 21 Jun 2010

7 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2010, 3:42pm by TheRealJosh

Comments

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by dedkrikit (not verified) :: Mon, 06/21/2010 - 4:36pm

That media day will get you every time.

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Mon, 06/21/2010 - 4:41pm

Does he have a pulse? Does he have two feet? If so, then the Bucs should sign him, because he has to be better than what they have now at DE.

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by mm (not verified) :: Mon, 06/21/2010 - 7:46pm

This seems odd to me. I know I shouldn't presume, but this seems like one of those situations where you later find out he's getting a league suspension.

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by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 06/21/2010 - 10:45pm

Name rhyme with South Central louidiana state mud. dog greta sack demon Bobby Boucher.

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by Guy #1 (not verified) :: Wed, 06/23/2010 - 1:10pm

Hurricane town says: Water sucks

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by Alternator :: Mon, 06/21/2010 - 9:18pm

He was due 1.25 million as a roster bonus in a week or two, so apparently the Saints decided they'd seen enough and now was the best time to toss him out the door.

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by TheRealJosh (not verified) :: Fri, 06/25/2010 - 3:42pm

Are we sure it's not painkiller/liquor addiction related? The reports on his carousing and current investigation into 300 missing pills lead me to surmise his decision-making process is altered.