New Orleans receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey during the second half of a preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 18, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Lil’Jordan Humphrey earns a big promotion on New Orleans’ football team

Posted September 18th, 2019

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Former Texas receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey has submitted his RSVP for a Longhorn reunion in Seattle this weekend.

The New Orleans Saints promoted Humphrey from their practice squad on Wednesday. The Saints will travel to Seattle this weekend. Seattle has two former Longhorns — defensive lineman Poona Ford and punter Michael Dickson — on its roster.

Dickson, Ford and Humphrey all played on UT’s 2017 team.

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During the 2018 season, Humphrey led Texas in receptions (86), receiving yards (1,176) and touchdown catches (nine). His 125 career receptions rank 10th in UT’s record books.

Humphrey declared early for the NFL Draft but went undrafted. He later signed with the Saints as a free agent. Humphrey was unable to make the 53-man cut at the end of the preseason, but he then joined New Orleans’ practice squad.

During the preseason, the 6-4, 225-pound Humphrey had four receptions and 103 receiving yards. He also scored on a 33-yard throw.


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