METAIRIE, La. (AP)—The Saints released veteran defensive end Bobby McCray(notes) on Monday, abruptly parting ways with a playoff starter who helped New Orleans capture its first Super Bowl title. McCray started all three of the defending champions’ playoff games last season, making six tackles and a memorable block that flattened Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner(notes) after an interception. He appeared to be in line to compete for a starting job in 2010 when the Saints released former starter Charles Grant(notes), who had missed the postseason with a torn triceps. However, New Orleans signed former Chicago Bears starting defensive end Alex Brown(notes), along with former Tampa Bay lineman Jimmy Wilkerson(notes), who has the versatility to play on the interior or on the outside of the defensive line. This dude is pretty good.