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Saints Sign Matt Tennant; Re-Sign Bobby McCray

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Looks like the front office has been busy today!

Not only have the Saints signed fifth-round draft pick from Boston College, offensive lineman Matt Tennant...

Terms weren't disclosed, but it's believed the total base value of the deal is roughly $1.96 million.

The former Boston College center received the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000, $490,000 and $575,000, a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $174,000 as well as a fourth-year escalator clause that can significantly boost the maximum value of the deal.

...but they also brought back defensive end Bobby McCray...

According to the source, the deal has a base salary of $1.5 million, with another $1 million available in incentives.

Welcome back, Bobby!

It appears the move to cut McCray last month, who would have been due a roster bonus of $1.25 million, was purely a financial one. His re-signing is no doubt a surprise to many, even Times-Pic reporter Jeff Duncan, who gave his opinion on the chances of McCray's return on Twitter in early July...

No. I would not count on it.

What about you? Are you as surprised as Jeff Duncan?