Some general NFL news upkeep: Yesterday the New Orleans Saints re-signed veteran end Bobby McCray to a one-year contract. McCray started for an injured Charles Grant during the playoff run last season. Surprisingly, he was released earlier this offseason.
McCray’s presence is potentially crucial to a New Orleans pass-rush that would have been little more than decent with only Will Smith and Alex Brown. Expect McCray’s primary role to be sharing third-down reps with Brown. It’s not entirely out of the question that McCray could start ahead of Brown. McCray is a limber athlete with good initial quickness. He plays upright, though, which gives him problems as a playside run anchor. Brown, however, with his questionable strength, has the same issue.
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