An interview with New Orleans Saints TE Tory Humphrey

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New Orleans Saints TE Tory Humphrey celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the 2011 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders (Source zimbio.com)

The New Orleans Saints are set to travel to the West Coast later this afternoon to begin final preparations for their Divisional Playoff game vs. the San Francisco 49ers.  Saints tight end Tory Humphrey was kind enough to make some time for an interview with me.

For those that are unfamiliar with Humphrey, he played college football for Central Michigan and entered the NFL Draft in 2005.  Humphrey went undrafted and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in April 2005, but released a few months later.

Humphrey was then signed by the Green Bay Packers where he registered 11 receptions for 162 yards.  He suffered a broken arm in training camp in 2009 and released with an injury settlement in late August.

Humphrey had a stroke of good luck later that year when he was signed by the Saints in December 2009.  He remained on the roster after the Saints Super Bowl season and played during the 2010-2011 season.

He was released during the final roster cuts before the regular season of this year, but Humphrey would be re-signed late in the season after injuries decimated the tight end position.

I was able to interview Tory as the Saints begin the second part of their journey in the playoffs.  We discussed different topics such Super Bowl  XLIV(of course), what it’s like being a Saint, playing in the NFL, and the mind set of the team as they head West.

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