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Saints Looking For LB Ramon Humber To Return?


Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a catch against 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

There’s not much Saints news to report to you on our daily feed, but this is worthy of an article in itself.

The Advocate’s Ramon Vargas reported that the team has approached linebacker and special-teams ace Ramon Humber in regards to his future with the team.

"He received almost 63,000 Pro Bowl fan votes for his efforts, which was No. 9 among special teamers, though he wasn’t selected for the game.“We put a lot on his plate,” Saints special teams coach Greg McMahon said when asked about Humber toward the end of the 2013 season. “And we know what we’re going to get in this player — he’s dependable; he makes plays when he needs to make plays, so that’s why we kind of lean on him.”"

I ranked Humber as my #11 priority among all of the Saints scheduled to become free agents. Here’s what I said about him:

"2014 Outlook: Humber reminds me of Jonathan Casillas. He’s one of those guys that aren’t exactly valued as much as many should. If he leaves, he will do good things for another team. He has the benefit of being an inside linebacker, which the Saints are relatively thin at, but that’s not a bad thing when you have David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton. I like for him to be back on the team."

Humber has a leg up, if anything. He was listed as the official backup Curtis Lofton on the team’s depth chart, as Will Herring backed up David Hawthorne. I personally love Humber, and believe his value is very underrated. He’s one of those pieces to the puzzle that often go overlooked.

Herring is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and one believes the team will not re-sign him.

Kevin Reddick, a second year player for the Saints, should see increased reps in 2014. Along with Humber, they should serve as more than adequate backups.

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