McCray is returning to New Orleans only one month after the Saints unexpectedly waived him.|||||||
McCray, a six-year veteran, was with the Saints the past two seasons, playing in all 32 regular season games and started eight. He also started all three playoff games last season during the Saints' Super Bowl championship run.
McCray, a free-agent defensive end who spent the past four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, agreed to a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Financial terms were not disclosed.|||||||
McCray has 94 tackles, 22 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 61 regular-season games. He had a career-high 10 sacks in 2006. "Bobby is a player we identified as being able to come in and help us in the defensive line rotation," Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said.
McCray was inactive for the first time this season for Sunday's game against San Diego.|||||||
McCray opened the year as a starter, but has just seven tackles and no sacks in nine games. He had 10 sacks last season and signed a one-year tender worth $1.85 million.
McCray re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday. McCray, a 2004 seventh-round draft pick from Florida, had previously refused to sign the one-year offer and had been skipping minicamp.|||||||
McCray, 25, had 97 tackles in his career and had a career-high 10 sacks last season.
McCray did not report for Jacksonville's mandatory minicamp Saturday, continuing his holdout.|||||||
McCray, a seventh-round draft pick from Florida in 2004, is a restricted free agent who has refused to sign a one-year tender offer worth $1.85 million. McCray is skipping all team activities until he gets a long-term deal. The team can't fine him for missing camp because he is not under contract.