New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has released defensive end Bobby McCray and waived cornerback Glenn Sharpe.* *
McCray, a six-year veteran defensive lineman, played two seasons with the Saints after signing as an unrestricted free agent in March 2008, starting eight of 32 games and made 59 tackles with 7½ sacks, three pass defenses and a forced fumble. The 28-year-old also started all three of the Saints postseason games last season, making nine tackles. The University of Florida product played the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sharpe is a first-year player who was signed to the Saints' practice squad in January and spent the postseason there before participating in the club's offseason program. A former University of Miami standout, Sharpe spent most of the 2008-09 seasons on the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons after signing with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent.
Wide receiver Roy Hallhas also been released from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement.