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Randall Gay | Defensive Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: LSU
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Former Patriots and Saints CB Randall Gay says concussions ended his career.
"I can’t play anymore," Gay said. "I wish I could, but I’m still having symptoms from concussions. I wanted to try again, but I can’t really do anything." Only 30, Gay's 2010 season was cut short by recurring concussion symptoms. The Saints cut him after the lockout, and he decided to retire. A former undrafted gem, Gay was a key part of Super Bowl winners with the Patriots and Saints. Tue, May 29, 2012 08:29:00 AM

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Saints released CB Randall Gay.

Gay knew this was coming as he was set to earn $3.5 million in base salary this year to be a backup. He'll see if there's any interest on the open market before considering a return to New Orleans at a reduced salary.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 06:47:00 PM

Saints CB Randall Gay said he is willing to take a pay cut to return to the Saints.

Gay, a sub-package corner, is owed $3.5 million in base salary plus a $500,000 roster bonus. "I'm not foolish enough to not know that something needs to be done with the contract," Gay said. The Saints have plenty of depth at corner, making Gay a prime candidate for release.
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 09:56:00 AM

Saints CB Randall Gay says he is over the concussion problems that plagued his 2010 season.

"I’m ready to go," said the nickel back. "This is the last year of my contract. ... I’m healthy and I plan on being a big part of the Saints’ success this year." Unfortunately for Gay, he may not get the opportunity. The 29-year-old is due a $3.5 million salary and will have 2010 first-round pick Patrick Robinson nipping at his heels a role in sub-packages.
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 12:55:00 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan believes CB Randall Gay could be a candidate for release even if he takes a pay cut.

It's widely assumed that Gay won't be back with the Saints unless he agrees to slash his $3.5 million base salary, but Duncan thinks he could be a victim of the "numbers game" regardless. Patrick Robinson is expected to be New Orleans' nickel back, while rookie Johnny Patrick could push for snaps.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 06:18:00 PM

Saints CB Randall Gay, who battled recurring concussion symptoms last season, participated in Tuesday's workout with teammates.

There had been speculation that the concussion problems would end Gay's career. Asked if he felt better, Gay replied, "Oh yeah, I'm good. I'm out here, aren't I?" Due a $500k roster bonus on top of a $3.5 million salary, Gay is a top candidate to be released.
Tue, May 3, 2011 01:16:00 PM

Saints CB Randall Gay is due a $500,000 offseason roster bonus.

It's in addition to his $3.5M salary. Gay, 29 in May, landed on I.R. last October due to recurring concussions and is not expected back in New Orleans without a significant pay cut. He's the Saints' most likely release candidate.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 09:59:00 AM

The Saints are expected to cut ties with CB Randall Gay this offseason.

Gay is due $3.5 million in the final year of his contract. He no longer has a significant role on defense after missing most of the season with recurring concussion symptoms. The 28-year-old's football future is in question heading into 2011.
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 11:15:00 AM

Saints placed CB Randall Gay on injured reserve due to recurring concussion symptoms, ending his season.

Former Saints practice squadder Quincy Butler was signed to take his spot. Gay has suffered multiple concussions over the past few seasons, creating some skepticism about his future in the league. The 28-year-old nickel back is due a $2.5 million salary in 2011. The Saints began the season as perhaps the NFL's deepest team at corner. They're suddenly among the thinnest with Gay gone and RCB Tracy Porter still nursing a torn knee ligament.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 02:59:00 PM

Saints nickel back Randall Gay (concussion) is not expected to be available for this week's game against the Falcons.

Gay didn't pass his concussion exam, so the Saints won't rush him back. Rookie Patrick Robinson should see his first action of the season as a fill-in.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 03:00:00 PM

Randall Gay left Monday’s game against the 49ers with a concussion.

Gay will not return. He was replaced by Leigh Torrence. Rookie first-round draft pick CB Patrick Robinson was a healthy scratch for the contest, and should see action in the upcoming weeks depending on the severity of Gay's concussion.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 09:57:00 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune suggests that Saints nickel back Randall Gay could be on the roster bubble in camp.

Gay's $2.5 million salary is rather hefty for a sub-package corner, and he was one of New Orleans' few weak links down the stretch last season, playing through injuries. Gay is a solid nickel back with good run-support skills when healthy, but he'll be pushed hard by first-rounder Patrick Robinson.
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 02:18:00 PM

Saints CB Randall Gay (illness) and RB Lynell Hamilton (ankle) missed Saturday's walk-through.

Coach Sean Payton said he expects Gay to be fine by game time. As the Saints' nickel back, he'll see plenty of action against the Colts' three-receiver sets. It's not looking as good for Hamilton, so Pierre Thomas could have a better shot at goal-line work.
Sat, Feb 6, 2010 07:20:00 PM

Saints CB Randall Gay left Saturday night's game in the first quarter with an apparent head injury.

It looked like Gay collapsed in the huddle. He's being examined by trainers on the sideline. The Saints can not afford more injuries in the secondary with Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter also banged up.
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 08:58:00 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton revealed Wednesday that CB Randall Gay's Week 12 hamstring injury is "significant."

The Saints may consider placing Gay on injured reserve with Mike McKenzie playing so well. Gay has been New Orleans' nickel back for most of the year.
Wed, Dec 2, 2009 12:46:00 PM

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