Saints Release DE Bobby McCray

The New Orleans Saints announced that they have released veteran defensive end Bobby McCray.

McCray was to earn $2 million dollars in 2010, the third season of a five-year, $24.5 million dollar contract that McCray signed with the Saints as a free agent after the 2007 season.

A seventh-round pick out of the University of Florida by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004, McCray totaled 93 tackles, including 22 quarterback sacks over his first four seasons in the NFL. With the Saints, McCray has started 8 of 32 games, and has 41 tackles, including 7.5 quarterback sacks.

McCray replaced an injured Charles Grant in the Saints' starting lineup for the post-season, totaling six tackles in three games, and earning a Super Bowl ring, which he received last week.

Given the lack of depth along the Saints' defensive line, the release of the 6-6, 260-pound McCray is sure to raise some eyebrows. With Jimmy Wilkerson coming off a torn ACL, McCray was the only healthy experienced defensive end behind veteran starters Will Smith and Alex Brown.

The Saints also waived cornerback Glenn Sharpe and released wide receiver Roy Hall from their injured reserve list with a settlement.

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