New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday, Sept. 18 that the club has signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, activated wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad, waived defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, placed wide receiver Keith Kirkwood on Injured Reserve, terminated the practice squad contract of defensive back Terrell Williams Jr. and signed quarterback J.T. Barrett IV and wide receiver Krishawn Hogan to the practice squad.

Armstrong, 6-3, 220, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami (Fla.) by the St. Louis Rams in 2013. The Sanford, Fla., native has played in 78 career games with 12 starts for the Rams (2013-24), Oakland Raiders (2014-15), San Francisco 49ers (2015-17), New York Giants (2017-18) and Cleveland Browns (2018), where he has recorded 124 tackles (91), two sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 31 special teams stops. In 2018, he played in 15 games with one start for the Browns, compiling 22 tackles (15 solo) and four special teams stops.

Humphrey, 6-4, 225, was signed as a free agent by New Orleans following the 2019 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas and spent the first two weeks of the season on the club’s practice squad. In the preseason, he posted four receptions for 103 yards (25.8 avg.) with one touchdown. In 36 career games with 18 starts for the Longhorns, Humphrey finished his college career with 125 catches for 1,622 yards and 25 touchdowns and became only the ninth player in Texas history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season in 2018.

Barrett, 6-2, 220, was originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in 2018 and spent the majority of his rookie season on the Saints practice squad and went to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. Barrett was the only three-time team captain in OSU history and led the Buckeyes to two Big Ten titles and one national championship as a four-year starter. As a senior, he completed 240 passes for 3,053 yards and 35 touchdowns, while also rushing 165 times for 798 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Hogan, 6-3, 217, originally was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 out of Marian (Ind.). After starting his rookie season on the Colts practice squad, he played in two games and was placed on Injured Reserve midseason. In 2018, he spent time on the Colts practice squad. In 2019, Hogan tied for the club’s lead in receiving in the preseason with 12 grabs for 132 yards.

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