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Friends vie for playing time at DE with Saints

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

METAIRIE, LA (AP) - Competition between old friends will help decide who replaces Charles Grant as the starting left defensive end for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

Bobby McCray and Alex Brown were together in college at Florida and spend a lot of time together now, going out for dinner or relaxing at one of their homes in the New Orleans area.

Brown came to New Orleans as a free agent after Grant was released following last season. McCray and Brown say they'll be pleased as long as they each have a role and help the Saints' defense improve.

The Saints are also waiting to see what free-agent acquisition Jimmy Wilkerson can do once he completes rehabilitation of his left knee injury.

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