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Saints Release TE Tory Humphrey; Sign LB Danny Clark

Via Twitter this morning, NOLA sports reported that the Saints have released TE Tory Humphrey to make room for LB Danny Clark.  They’ve signed him to a 1-year contract.

Clark, who played his college ball at Illinois, was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has since played for the Oakland Raiders, the Houston Texans, and the New York Giants.

Because Clark has experience as a starting strongside linebacker, it’s my guess that the Saints want to put pressure on Jo-Lonn Dunbar, who has, at this point, been rumored to be the new starter at that position. From what I know of the 6’2, 245-pound Clark, he is a very physical and versatile player who can also contribute on special teams–an attribute the Saints love.  His experience in the league should also bode well for him in this system.

This move really comes as no surprise because there are definitely some issues at the position that need to be addressed.  With the season opener against the Vikings just three days away, I hope the Saints are close to getting something figured out.

Other notes:  The Saints have also released QB Sean Canfield and TE Dustin Mitchell from the practice squad  and signed tailback, Brandon Minor and guard/tackle, Roger Allen NOLAsports reports.

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One Response to “Saints Release TE Tory Humphrey; Sign LB Danny Clark”

  1. Jack says:

    When is Sean Payton going to wake up and throw to colston and Henderson. If u think dumping passes of to bush and shockey is going to take them to superbowl, wake up and smell the coffee

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