A former New Orleans Saints wide receiver is on the move: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the New England Patriots are signing Lil’Jordan Humphrey to a one-year contract after wrapping up their minicamp practices, adding some more depth to their receiving corps.
Humphrey, 24, made the jump to the NFL with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He spent a couple years bouncing on and off of the practice squad while managing injuries, and was expected to return to the team this year after his first contract expired. But as NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill observed, his delayed recovery from an ankle injury kept a second deal from materializing, and now he’s landing in New England.
The good news is the Saints have added enough players to their depth chart to take the hit. Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry are at the top, while undrafted rookies like Dai’Jean Dixon and Rashid Shaheed are in the mix for what would have been Humphrey’s roster spot.