November 21, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Tory Humphrey (84) leaps over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) after a catch in the fourth quarter at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook - US PRESSWIRE

Former New Orleans Saints tight end Humphrey signs with Oakland Raiders


Former New Orleans Saints tight end Tory Humphrey has gone from The Big Easy to The West Coast in a report by Adam Caplan.

He may not have been a household name like Jimmy Graham, Jeremy Shockey,  or Dave Thomas, but Humphrey was a member of the Saints Super Bowl team, if only by chance.

Humphrey was an undrafted free agent in 2005 who signed with the Green Bay Packers where he spent most of his career.  A broken arm suffered in training camp caused the Packers to release him with an injury settlement on August 20, 2009.

The Saints signed the tight end on December 21 that same year where he was released and then brought back eight days later.  Humphrey didn’t see much playing time during the regular season and was released by the Saints in September 2011.

He found his way back when the Saints re-signed him on October 26, 2011 after injuries to Dave Thomas.   Humphrey was not offered a contract to come back for this season. 

Humphrey will join another former member of the Saints with the Oakland Raiders.  Head coach Dennis Allen was the Saints assistant defensive line coach from 2006-2007 and the defensive backs coach from 2008-2010.

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