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Saints drop Chris McAlister

It was a nice story when Mike McKenzie and Chris McAlister were signed “off the street” and put into the lineup for the Saints in their Monday night victory over the Patriots.

Now half the story is over. (And McAlister is free to spend more time on Bourbon Street.)

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Saints released McAlister Tuesday and signed former Vikings cornerback Marcus McCauley.

New Orleans struggled to defend Washington’s receivers Sunday, but the team expects to get Jabari Greer back this week against the Falcons.

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37 Responses to “Saints drop Chris McAlister”
  1. chapnasty says: Dec 8, 2009 5:34 PM

    WHY!?

  2. FumbleNuts says: Dec 8, 2009 5:38 PM

    McAlister is free to spend more time on Bourbon Street!
    Party on Chris.

  3. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 5:39 PM

    Enjoy our Viking throw away! Better than that old man you had though.

  4. Draft King says: Dec 8, 2009 5:39 PM

    If the Saints win the Super Bowl will McAlister receive a ring?

  5. dzimm08 says: Dec 8, 2009 5:53 PM

    If your wife divorces you and she wins the lottery 3 months later, do you recieve any money?

  6. YP2K says: Dec 8, 2009 5:54 PM

    The Falcons should have him on a plane now . . .

  7. Bird Man says: Dec 8, 2009 5:56 PM

    “Off the street?” Is that a racist remark?

  8. daveomcd says: Dec 8, 2009 5:58 PM

    @Draft King, nope. (just my guess)

  9. Postman says: Dec 8, 2009 6:01 PM

    PervyHarvin, if your Vikings lost their #1, #2, #3,

  10. DragynJ says: Dec 8, 2009 6:05 PM

    Any chance this was done to pick McCauley’s brain in preperation for a Vikes Saints playoff showdown???

  11. Postman says: Dec 8, 2009 6:05 PM

    PervyHarvin, if your Vikings were without their #1, #2, #3, #5, and #6 CBs they’d sign McAlister too.
    Luckily for the Saints, they’ll be getting all of those guys back within the next few weeks.
    And unfortunately for your Vikings, there’s a fairly good chance they’ll see the Cardinals again in January.
    Cheers.

  12. DTHOMAS58HOF says: Dec 8, 2009 6:08 PM

    Why would it be racist?

  13. Nathan says: Dec 8, 2009 6:09 PM

    apparently Bird Man doesn’t follow football…

  14. Levito says: Dec 8, 2009 6:09 PM

    IF the Saints get a Super Bowl victory, he’ll get a ring

  15. footballrulz says: Dec 8, 2009 6:11 PM

    Pervy,
    Wanna talk throw aways?

  16. shrike3000 says: Dec 8, 2009 6:11 PM

    With Greer coming back McCalister falls down the depth chart to special teams area, especially with Dunbar hurt they need help on special teams and a player like McCauley can help more there than McCalister.

  17. Levito says: Dec 8, 2009 6:13 PM

    IF the Saints get a Super Bowl victory, he’ll get a ring. Everyone on the practice squad will get a ring as well. So will everyone on IR and probably anyone on the roster at any point after week 1 of the regular season.
    Hell, Indy even gave Edgerrin James a ring when he signed with Arizona before their Super Bowl year.

  18. Boudin says: Dec 8, 2009 6:13 PM

    “Enjoy our Viking throw away! Better than that old man you had though.”
    we’re still enjoying the other Viking DB throwaway, Darren somebody…

  19. Brandon Folsom says: Dec 8, 2009 6:17 PM

    they’d give him one. Colts gave Edge a ring and he didn’t play that year for them.

  20. Schau3r says: Dec 8, 2009 6:20 PM

    @Pervy_Harvin
    Kind of like the Vikings aquiring Green Bay’s garbage, year after year. Sharper, Longwell, Ferguson, Favre….to name a few. There is a reason we get rid of these people. Enjoy this season, because aquiring a 40 year old Qb isn’t exactly preparing for any sort of future. While I’m a BIG Brett Favre Fan, I am no longer sick of watching him screw things up for us down the stretch like usual.

  21. philwauke says: Dec 8, 2009 6:24 PM

    you could have used him againest the cards.

  22. AlexInEdmonton says: Dec 8, 2009 6:34 PM

    The Pats should sign him for when they play the saints in the superbowl.

  23. shazard01 says: Dec 8, 2009 6:35 PM

    They only signed him to see what if anything they can find out about the Minny Defense….

  24. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 8, 2009 6:50 PM

    He was brought in to provide some veteran experienced play when the Saints #1, #2 and #3 Corners were out hurt and they had the Patriots coming up. Now, with some of the guys getting ready to come back from their injuries he was expendable and the team needed another gunner on special teams coverage.
    He will get a Super Bowl ring if the Saints win it all.

  25. PerryMason says: Dec 8, 2009 6:54 PM

    Kind of like the Vikings aquiring Green Bay’s garbage, year after year. Sharper, Longwell, Ferguson, Favre….to name a few. There is a reason we get rid of these people.
    Longwell has missed one field goal this year, the Packers kicker has missed seven.
    And in case you didn’t know the Vikings beat the Packers two times this year.
    Your reason is a stupid reason.

  26. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 7:09 PM

    rulz- Sure,we like Jets throw aways!
    @Postman- Shit,Bring em!

  27. PurpleRaid12 says: Dec 8, 2009 7:20 PM

    Schau3r
    “There is a reason why we get rid of these players”…..
    Why’s that? To show just how stupid Green Bay really is for letting them go?
    Longwell, kicks Crosby’s ass. Sharper played great for us and is now playing great for the Saints. and Favre…. well he kicked your ass 2x, I’d say Ferguson was the only nobody we got. But 3 out of 4 ain’t bad. Keep getting rid of very capable players…… jackass

  28. zangy says: Dec 8, 2009 7:30 PM

    I think GB needs to pick him up. Veteran player that is accustomed to playing in a 3-4 and Jarrett Bush is a huge liability.

  29. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 8, 2009 7:52 PM

    Chris McAlister is from my hometown!

  30. Bob Loblaw says: Dec 8, 2009 8:03 PM

    I thought Mike McKenzie looked like he has a few years left in the tank. Chris McCalister looked like he should have stayed retired.
    Evidentally this wasn’t just my opinion. The Saints front office must have thought the same thing to drop McCalister in favor of a guy that’s was released buy the Bucaneers and Lions this season.

  31. Dubya3 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:03 PM

    I agree, I hope Green Bay will give him a look, anything is better than Jarrett Bush…

  32. Franchise says: Dec 8, 2009 8:17 PM

    Postman says:
    “PervyHarvin, if your Vikings were without their #1, #2, #3, #5, and #6 CBs they’d sign McAlister too.
    Luckily for the Saints, they’ll be getting all of those guys back within the next few weeks.
    And unfortunately for your Vikings, there’s a fairly good chance they’ll see the Cardinals again in January.
    Cheers.”
    The Vikings will finally have Winfield back, so lucky for them as well.
    I love the fact that the Cards might come to Minnesota in the playoffs. They were f***ing dumb enough to blab what the Vikings “supposed” tells were, and will be addressed.
    Also, I’ve heard alot of Packer fans hoping to be in Minnesota the 2nd week of they playoffs too. I say to them, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!”
    Please.
    The 2 teams I want to see in the playoffs is the Pack or the Cards.
    “Beating a team 3 times in a year is tough.” Yep, I’ve heard it. To bad that out of the 18 times its happened, 12 times the dominate team have went 3-0.
    Other than the Henderson injury, what happened this week in Arizona was a blessing for the Vikings.
    The loss will refocus them.

  33. ppdoc13 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:18 PM

    He probably called the coach a cracker like he did to Harbaugh. CMac is an alcoholic. He is not someone you want on your team for the long term. This is not a surprise.

  34. MSWRavens says: Dec 8, 2009 8:31 PM

    You all need to chill on the CMac talk. Did you all fail to notice how badly the Ravens need corners??? …and they let him walk! Dude is way on the downside of his career, and a TOTAL attitude problem. He’d probably make a great safety at this point, if committed to his career & to making the transition. But that’s about it…

  35. WilltheMover says: Dec 9, 2009 9:30 AM

    With the injuries in the secondary, the Saints picked up McCauley so play DB and special teams. With Jabari Greer coming back this week and Dunbar going on IR, they needed a more versatile option. Lost behind the cloud of McKenzie’s solid play is that McAlister hadn’t looked too good anyway.

  36. scomibord says: Dec 9, 2009 10:47 AM

    Pervy is like the kid that you didn’t invite to your Birthday party, but he showed up anyway. This post mentions nothing about the ViQueens, and he has to spew his garbage. Go away Pervy. Nobody wants you here.

  37. Evan2442 says: Dec 9, 2009 1:43 PM

    I love when all the Ravens fans were bashing Ozzie for not resigning him and then he plays like two games for the Saints, makes like one good play against NE, then all of a sudden the Ravens blew it on him. COme ON! the front office and Ozzie know what they are doing. he was great in his prime, one of the few shutdown corners. but he’s done folks. Ozzie knows it, and the Saints do, too. they just needed a fill in for a few weeks. get over it b-more. we’ll draft one next year.

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