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Lil'jordan Humphrey

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #84
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #84

Lil'jordan Humphrey News

Gets involved in passing game

Humphrey caught one of two targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Humphrey wasn't in the starting lineup this time around, but he jumped from 29 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 1 to 55 percent Sunday despite the Saints needing a pass-heavy approach most of the game. While this jump in playing time resulted in a couple of targets for him after Humphrey didn't see any in the season opener, the 6-foot-4 receiver will likely continue to see his biggest offensive contributions come as a blocker.

Sep 20, 2021 9:56 AM EST


No targets in Week 1

Humphrey logged 18 offensive snaps but was not targeted with a pass during Sunday's 38-3 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Humphrey drew the start opposite Marquez Callaway, but he ultimately logged just 29 percent of the offensive snaps compared to 84 for Callaway and 44 for Deonte Harris. Moreover, the 6-foot-4 receiver largely focuses on blocking tasks when he does see the field, so it's hard to get excited about Humphrey's fantasy potential even if he is a starter in the absence of Michael Thomas and Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring). Next up for the Saints is a Week 2 home game against the Saints.

Sep 14, 2021 9:30 AM EST



Scores again

Humphrey caught four passes for 74 yards and one touchdown during Monday's 23-21 preseason victory over Jacksonville.

Analysis: The 6-foot-4 Humphrey found the end zone for a second straight exhibition game, this time on a back-shoulder pass from Taysom Hill. While the Saints have a number of candidates to help fill the void at receiver while Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (undisclosed) work their way back from injury, Humphrey is making a strong case to be near the top of the rotation. Other candidates for snaps behind Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris include Ty Montgomery, Chris Hogan and Kawaan Baker.

Aug 24, 2021 8:56 AM EST


Candidate for early-season snaps

Humphrey is a candidate for early-season snaps in the absence of Michael Thomas (ankle), Katherine Terrell of the Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Saints have a number of candidates to see expanded roles in Thomas' absence, starting with Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, Deonte Harris and Kawaan Baker. However, at 6-foot-4 and 225 points, Humphrey is certainly a bigger asset as a blocker in the run game than many of them. However, even if Humphrey does find a way to work himself onto the field during the regular season, his upside as a fantasy contributor is low considering his 4.75-second 40 time from the 2019 NFL Combine was slowest amongst all wide receivers from that year's draft class.

Jul 26, 2021 12:37 PM EST


Earns future deal

Humphrey signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Humphrey played in the final three regular-season games, and he logged a 54 percent snap share in the wild-card win over the Bears. Over those four contests, Humphrey recorded four receptions (six targets) for 60 yards and a touchdown. While he's not expected to crack the starting lineup anytime soon, Humphrey could add a depth role in the Big Easy next year.

Jan 19, 2021 1:21 PM EST



Shifts to practice squad

Humphrey reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Humphrey finished third among Saints' wide receivers with 45 snaps on offense (54 percent) in Sunday's wild-card win over the Bears, although he was held to just one 14-yard reception on his lone target. The Saints put a lot of trust in Humphrey for a playoff game, so he stands a good chance to be elevated from the practice squad for the NFC divisional-round game against the Buccaneers.

Jan 11, 2021 3:30 PM EST


Lifted from practice squad

The Saints elevated Humphrey from the practice squad Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Although Michael Thomas (ankle) is back from IR, Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) is still unavailable, so Humphrey will add depth at wide receiver in Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears. The 22-year-old will be one of seven healthy wideouts for the Saints. Through three games this season, Humphrey has caught three passes for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Jan 9, 2021 2:58 PM EST


Shifts to practice roster

Humphrey reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Humphrey logged 23 snaps on offense and reeled in his lone target for a 17-yard gain. The 22-year-old wideout served as depth for the final three games of the year, and he could be summoned again in the playoffs if Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) are unavailable.

Jan 5, 2021 12:11 PM EST


Moves back to active roster

Humphrey was elevated to the Saints' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Humphrey is on track to provide depth at wide receiver Sunday against the Panthers with the Saints missing a handful of starters, including Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle). Humphrey has logged a total of 43 offensive snaps throughout the team's past two games, but he's only seen four targets during this span.

Jan 2, 2021 3:19 PM EST


Goes back to practice squad

Humphrey reverted to the Saints' practice squad Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Humphrey was called up for a second straight week because both Michael Thomas (ankle) and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) are on injured reserve. The 22-year-old wide receiver scored his first career touchdown last week, but he was blanked by the Vikings in Friday's 52-33 win. With Thomas and Smith both out Week 17 as well, Humphrey could be back on the active roster for the season finale against Carolina.

Dec 26, 2020 5:43 PM EST


Rejoins New Orleans for Week 16

The Saints elevated Humphrey from their practice squad Thursday, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After Michael Thomas (ankle) was moved to injured reserve and Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) exited early in last week's loss to the Chiefs, Humphrey ended up finishing the contest as the team's No. 3 receiver behind Emmanuel Sanders and Juwan Johnson. Humphrey was able to make an impact while playing 49 percent of the offensive snaps, hauling in two of four targets for 29 yards and a touchdown. Smith has since been moved to IR, but the Saints activated Marquez Callaway (knee) in a corresponding move, so Humphrey could be bumped down to the No. 4 role in New Orleans' Christmas Day matchup with the Vikings.

Dec 24, 2020 1:30 PM EST


Gets TD, reverts to practice squad

Humphrey reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Humphrey enjoyed an eventful Week 15, fielding 27 of 55 offensive snaps while reeling in two of four targets for 29 yards against Kansas City. The Texas standout's 17-yard touchdown catch with 2:06 remaining in regulation helped pulled New Orleans to within three points, but the Chiefs would subsequently ice the game by way of a seven-play, 34-yard drive.

Dec 21, 2020 5:43 PM EST


First NFL touchdown

Humphrey corralled two of four targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 32-29 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Activated to the active roster Saturday, Humphrey got his first taste of 2020 NFL action and immediately made an impact. The second-year man drew only one target as a rookie and finished his inaugural campaign without a catch. He lassoed his first receptions as a pro and his first touchdown in the process. Humphrey could stay involved to finish out the regular season with Michael Thomas (ankle) on injured reserve.

Dec 21, 2020 12:18 PM EST


Bumps to active roster

The Saints elevated Humphrey to the active roster Saturday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Humphrey hasn't yet appeared in a game for the Saints this season, but it looks like he could get some work against the Chiefs on Sunday. With Michael Thomas (ankle) on IR, Drew Brees could have to lean on his depth receivers a bit more than usual.

Dec 19, 2020 2:20 PM EST


Cleared from injury

The Saints activated Humphrey (undisclosed) from the practice squad injured list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Humphrey had resided on the list with the undisclosed issue since Sept. 30, so it's good news that he's been cleared from injury. The Texas product will return to the practice squad to battle for a 53-man roster spot in New Orleans or elsewhere around the league.

Dec 9, 2020 5:53 PM EST


Dealing with injury

The Saints placed Humphrey (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what Humphrey is dealing with, but the Saints signed WR Malik Henry to operate on the practice squad in his place for the time being.

Sep 30, 2020 4:36 PM EST


Drops to waivers

Humphrey was waived by the Saints on Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Humphrey played five games with the Saints last year but didn't record a catch over 53 offensive snaps. He was unable to secure a roster spot in 2020, and he will likely need to settle for a practice-squad role to begin the season.

Sep 9, 2020 4:24 PM EST


Catchless in rookie campaign

Humphrey ended his 2019 rookie campaign with no receptions on one target across five games.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Texas logged just 53 snaps on offense and seven on special teams, spending the majority of the year on the Saints' practice squad. He ended the year on the active roster, appearing in Week 17 against Carolina and in the wild card round against Minnesota, and he'll try to carve out a more regular role in 2020.

Jan 8, 2020 6:11 PM EST


Back with active roster

Humphrey was promoted to the Saints' active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Humphrey suited up in four games for the Saints this season, playing 41 offensive snaps and being targeted just once. He'll line up as the team's No. 5 wide receiver for the season finale against the Panthers, and he could stick around for the playoff run.

Dec 28, 2019 1:55 PM EST


Promoted to active roster

The Saints promoted Humphrey from their practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Humphrey spent the offseason with New Orleans. He didn't survive roster cut-down day, but now finds his way to the 53-man unit following the placement of Keith Kirkwood (hamstring) on IR. The talented rookie out of Texas will work to make use of his impressive hands and route running to carve out a depth role in the Saints' wideout corps, though he'll likely start as a special-teams contributor.

Sep 18, 2019 2:57 PM EST


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