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Old 07-30-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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New Orleans Saints pleased with Bobby McCray's commitment

New Orleans Saints pleased with Bobby McCray's commitment
Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 6:45 PM
Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton were vague about their reasons for releasing veteran defensive end Bobby McCray last month before re-signing him last week.

Jennifer Zdon/The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray
Part of it was a cost-saving measure - McCray was due a $1.25 million roster bonus in July.

But they also indicated that they weren't originally planning to bring McCray back until they felt confident about his attitude and commitment.

"I didn't necessarily anticipate bringing him back when we terminated his contract. But some things happened during the course of the last 30 days," Loomis said. "(It was) just some conversations we had between us. We set some expectations. I think I'll leave it at that."

"It was just having a chance to spend more time with Bobby," Payton added, though he also said the "specific dialogue would be better off just privy to us."

"We're glad he's back," Payton said. "He's in good shape. He ran well (in conditioning tests). He had a good offseason."

McCray, who turns 29 in August, had a decent but inconsistent season in 2009. He had just 1.5 sacks while battling a back injury throughout the year, then he stepped up in the playoffs, starting all three games after Charles Grant was injured in Week 17.

Off the field, however, McCray was late for at least two meetings, and he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in late December.

The Saints released Grant this offseason, but they added veteran free agents Alex Brown and Jimmy Wilkerson, which made McCray temporarily expendable.

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Appears he had some attitude and commitment problems. That I did not know.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: New Orleans Saints pleased with Bobby McCray's commitment

Well get it together BMC..you have a chance to really make a name for yourself here...
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Re: New Orleans Saints pleased with Bobby McCray's commitment

He did that already with hits hits on Warner and Farve. Time to build on that!
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Re: New Orleans Saints pleased with Bobby McCray's commitment

McCray probably told Sean Payton that he would play the first game for free if he got another chance at Favre. Then Sean told him that if you hit Favre again like you did last year, you get your roster bonus back.

Negotiations! LOL
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Re: New Orleans Saints pleased with Bobby McCray's commitment

I heard that McCray had some problems behind the scenes and that Payton wasn't pleased with his production. As I understand it McCray didn't get any other offers and came back with his tail between his legs.
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