Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Ramon Humber (53) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Saints re-sign LB Ramon Humber


Pieces just keep falling into place for the New Orleans Saints.

The news just broke that the team re-signed inside linebacker Ramon Humber to a one-year contract.

We brought a report to you on February 27th stating that the Saints had intentions of having Humber return. So, for us, it’s not shocking news.

Humber, who will turn 27 in August, will enter his fifth season for the team. He is known primarily for his special teams play, but saw a good bit of action in the Saints defense. He played in all sixteen games for the Saints this season, which was the first time he ‘went the distance’ since his rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.

While Humber may serve more on special teams, he is actually the backup to Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton. Humber pairs with second year linebacker Kevin Reddick, who backs up linebacker David Hawthorne, as the next guys up.

With Mickey Loomis freeing up salary cap from the Darren Sproles trade, it was only a matter of time until the Saints locked up Humber. The next likely face we will see return is fullback Jed Collins.

I had Humber pegged as my #11 priority of all Saints free agents to return to the team. He played in 15.9% of the Saints defensive snaps in 2013 (155 out of 975 possible snaps).

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