Lil'jordan Humphrey

New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #84
New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #84

Lil'jordan Humphrey News

Joins New England via one-year deal

The Patriots signed Humphrey to a one-year contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: There were reports that the wideout would be returning to the Saints, but the undrafted product out of Texas opted to sign with New England instead. In the absence of Michael Thomas (ankle), the 24-year-old complied a career-high 249 receiving yards across 10 games last season, but he faces a crowded wide receiver room with his new squad.

Jun 15, 2022 1:03 PM EST

Re-ups with Saints

New Orleans re-signed Humphrey, a restricted free agent, to a contract Wednesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Humphrey recently dealt with an ankle injury, per Underhill, but he's fully on track for the start of the offseason program. After compiling a career-high 249 receiving yards through 10 games last season, Humphrey figures to once again compete for a depth role with the Saints.

Mar 31, 2022 8:54 AM EST

Contributes down the stretch

Humphrey caught 13 of 18 targets for 249 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games during the 2021 season.

Analysis: Humphrey missed seven games between injuries, coach's decisions and COVID protocols, but he was a regular part of the rotation over the second half of the season despite Tre'Quan Smith's return to the lineup. However, the 6-foot-4 only saw more than two targets twice and only once was he targeted in the red zone. While Humphrey's status as an exclusive-rights free agent almost guarantees that he'll be back in New Orleans in 2022, each of Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris will probably be back as well, and it's possible other talents are added to the mix.

Jan 16, 2022 2:11 PM EST

Two catches in win

Humphrey caught both his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 18-10 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: The Saints' passing tree was very narrow in this one, as only Marquez Callaway and Alvin Kamara saw more targets or had more production than Humphrey. It was a disappointing performance for the 23-year-old after he set a career high with 70 yards last week, but he'll get one more chance in the regular season to make a splash as New Orleans faces Atlanta in Week 18 with a possible wild-card berth on the line.

Jan 2, 2022 8:34 PM EST

Good to go Week 17

Humphrey (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Humphrey dealt with a non-COVID illness late in the week, but he'll be out there against Carolina for the late-season divisional clash. The 23-year-old is coming off a career-best three-catch, 70-yard performance against the Dolphins in Week 16, numbers he generated with rookie Ian Book at quarterback.

Jan 2, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Iffy for Week 17

The Saints list Humphrey as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers with an illness.

Analysis: Humphrey was a late addition to the Saints' Week 17 injury report after he failed to practice Friday upon coming down with the ailment. The wideout hasn't been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and should have a shot at being available Sunday, provided he makes good progress in his recovery over the next 48 hours. With three catches for 70 yards on five targets in the Week 16 loss to Miami, Humphrey was one of the few Saints skill-position players to deliver a useful fantasy line in the game, though his involvement in the passing game could take a step back with Deonte Harris (suspension) back in action this weekend following a three-game hiatus.

Dec 31, 2021 3:54 PM EST

Secures long bomb in garbage time

Humphrey caught three of five targets for 70 yards during Monday's 20-3 loss to Miami.

Analysis: The majority of Humphrey's production came on a 56-yard bomb in the closing minutes of garbage time. Otherwise, he didn't do much, just like every other Saints' pass catcher that had to make due with fourth-string rookie quarterback Ian Book. None of them, Humphrey included, will be advisable fantasy options if Book remains under center in Week 17 against Carolina.

Dec 29, 2021 8:28 AM EST

Back in action Sunday

Humphrey (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday at Tampa Bay, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: After sitting out one game due to a hamstring issue, Humphrey managed a pair of limited practices to close out Week 5 prep, setting himself up for a potential return to action. Now that it's official, he'll work with quarterback Taysom Hill for the second time this season. Back in a Week 13 loss to the Cowboys, Humphrey hauled in both targets for 49 yards and one touchdown.

Dec 19, 2021 4:05 PM EST

Questionable to suit up

Humphrey (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Rod Walker of reports.

Analysis: Humphrey missed last week's win over the Jets after a Thursday addition to the injury report, but he could make it back this Sunday after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday. Even if that happens, he'll only be the No. 3 receiver in an unimpressive passing offense, and with some risk of a game-time decision ahead of the 8:20 ET kickoff Sunday night. If Humphrey is out, Kenny Stills likely will fill in as the No. 3 receiver again.

Dec 17, 2021 3:20 PM EST

Practices in limited fashion

Humphrey (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The limited session marks a step forward for Humphrey, who didn't participate in practice last Friday due to the hamstring injury before sitting out Sunday's win over the Jets. He remained idle for the Saints' first Week 15 practice Wednesday, but Humphrey's return to the field Thursday should give him a chance at being available this weekend in Tampa Bay. If he's cleared to suit up, Humphrey could serve as the Saints' No. 3 receiver, a role that Kenny Stills filled last week to little success (no targets on 27 snaps).

Dec 16, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Not ready for practice

Humphrey (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: With Humphrey trending in the wrong direction and Deonte Harris suspended for two more games, Kenny Stills may get another shot in the No. 3 receiver role this Sunday against Tampa Bay. The role didn't amount to much in Sunday's win over the Jets, with Stills unable to draw a target on 27 snaps (39 percent).

Dec 15, 2021 1:52 PM EST

Takes seat Sunday

Humphrey (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday at the Jets, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Humphrey logged progressively fewer practice reps as Week 14 prep ensued, showing up on Thursday's injury report as limited before sitting out Friday's session entirely due to a hamstring issue. The Saints' receiving corps is down Michael Thomas (ankle), Deonte Harris (suspension), Ty Montgomery (COVID-19 and Humphrey on Sunday, leaving Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, Kenny Stills, Kevin White and Easop Winston as wideouts available to quarterback Taysom Hill.

Dec 12, 2021 8:40 AM EST

Status in question for Sunday

Humphrey (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's road game against the Jets, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Humphrey made a sudden appearance on the Saints' practice report Thursday as limited with a hamstring injury, which didn't allow him to practice at all Friday. Still, the team is leaving open the possibility for Humphrey to play Sunday, likely due to Deonte Harris serving a three-game suspension and Ty Montgomery residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Assuming he gets cleared when New Orleans releases its inactive list about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, Humphrey will join Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway, at least, as wide receivers available to the offense.

Dec 10, 2021 1:52 PM EST

Tending to hamstring injury

Humphrey was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury.

Analysis: Humphrey has been a fringe member of the Saints' receiving corps this season and a healthy inactive on multiple occasions, but his status suddenly bears monitoring due to the depleted state of the position group heading into Sunday's game against the Jets. With Deonte Harris set to begin serving a three-game suspension this week, Ty Montgomery (illness) landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and now Humphrey tending to an injury, the Saints are currently without any healthy depth behind starters Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway. So long as Humphrey can return to practice in some fashion Friday, he should remain the leading candidate to join Smith and Callaway in three-receiver sets Week 14, but the 23-year-old is still best viewed as little more than a dart throw in DFS lineups. Over his three-year career, Humphrey has totaled 10 receptions for 173 yards and three touchdowns across 14 games.

Dec 9, 2021 1:51 PM EST

Gets into end zone Thursday

Humphrey secured both targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 27-17 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Analysis: Humphrey checked in a distant second to Deonte Harris in receiving yards, but he was able to get into the end zone via a 24-yard scoring grab early in the second quarter. The 23-year-old now has a pair of touchdown catches in the last three games, while his yardage totals over the last pair of contests -- he also posted 47 yards against the Bills on Thanksgiving night -- are the two highest of his career. Humphrey's next opportunity to keep building on his numbers comes in a Week 14 road matchup against the Jets a week from Sunday.

Dec 2, 2021 9:54 PM EST

Not facing Tennessee

Humphrey is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Saints activated Humphrey off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, but he was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Titans. His next chance to play will come Nov. 21 at Philadelphia. Humphrey has one reception for 27 yards in three games this season.

Nov 14, 2021 9:36 AM EST

Activated off COVID-19 list

The Saints activated Humphrey off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Humphrey was placed onto the Saints reserve/COVID-19 list before Week 8. The receiver tested positive for the virus and was forced to miss Week 8 and 9 for New Orleans. Expect Humphrey's return to the field to have a minimal impact on the Saints' offense.

Nov 10, 2021 6:16 PM EST

Added to reserve/COVID-19 list

Humphrey (illness) was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and will have to get two negative tests at least 24 hours apart at some point before he can be activated. Humphrey played in Week 7 versus the Seahawks for the first time since Week 2 after being a healthy scratch for three games in a row, he did not get a catch.

Oct 27, 2021 5:35 PM EST

Healthy scratch again

Humphrey (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game at Washington.

Analysis: Humphrey caught one of two targets for 27 yards while playing 56 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 2, but he's now a healthy scratch for the third straight game. Kenny Stills and Chris Hogan should operate as depth wideouts Sunday for New Orleans.

Oct 10, 2021 8:57 AM EST

Healthy scratch for Week 3

Humphrey (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Patriots, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Humphrey appeared to be in line for a bigger role after he logged 55 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 2 compared to the 29 percent he played during Week 1. However, that isn't the case as the 6-foot-4 wideout has been ruled a healthy scratch for Week 3. Kenny Stills, who was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, and Chris Hogan will be the key beneficiaries of Humphrey's absence.

Sep 26, 2021 9:30 AM EST

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