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Saints Surprisingly Release Bobby McCray

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Seemingly out of nowhere the Saints have release defensive end Bobby McCray. The Times-Pic has the story.

The only word from McCray himself comes via Scott Cody of WWLTV...

I'm speechless

That makes all of us. Jeff Duncan's reaction on Twitter confirms everyone's confusion and surprise... 

Did not see that coming.    

...as he tries to shed some light on possible reasons McCray may have been released...

Not sure exact reason but McCray was never a favorite of Payton or #Saints staff. Blew too many assignments & committed too many penalties.

I found it noteworthy in Sean Payton's book that McCray was twice late for meetings/team functions, including Super Bowl media day.

But Pro Football Talk has another, more likely reason for the McCray release to share...

Saints likely dumped Bobby McCray to avoid $1.25M bonus     

If there is any good news in this situation, perhaps it's that the Saints need to free up some money to pay Pierre Thomas what he's actually worth? Just speculation on my part. 

I was actually excited about seeing what McCray would bring to the table this season after hearing that he was also playing  a little outside linebacker in 3-4 alignments during minicamp. 

Oh well...