New Orleans Saints announce roster moves
For Immediate Release: March 12, 2015
The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have re-signed inside linebacker Ramon Humber to a two-year contract, agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent cornerbackBrandon Browner on a three-year contract and traded guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for Kansas City’s fifth round draft pick in 2015. The announcements were made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Humber, 27, originally signed with the Saints late in the 2010 season and has since been a significant part of the club’s special teams units as well as a valuable contributor to the linebacker corps. Voted by his teammates as a special teams captain, he played in 15 games with six starts for the Saints in 2014. The 5-foot-11, 232-pounder registered a career-high 51 tackles (42 solo), one sack and one pass defense and also ranked second on the club with 13 special teams stops. Overall, as a Saint, he’s played in 60 games with 12 starts and has posted 99 tackles (73 solo), 2.5 sacks, three passes defensed and 47 special teams stops.
Humber was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State. He played in every regular season and postseason game for the Colts as a rookie as they faced off against New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV. After playing two games for Indianapolis in 2010, he then joined the Saints late in the season. Overall in six NFL seasons, Humber has played in 78 games with 14 starts and has 122 tackles (84 solo), 2.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 66 special teams stops.
Browner, 6-4, 221 pounds, is a five-year NFL veteran who has played for the New England Patriots (2014), Seattle Seahawks (2011-13) Denver Broncos (2005) and the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders (2007-10). Browner played his collegiate football at Oregon State from 2002-04, where he started every game he played in for the Beavers.
Over the course of his five-year NFL career, Browner has started all 45 regular season games he’s appeared in and has registered 169 tackles (148 solo), 12 interception returns for 372 yards with two touchdowns, 52 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Browner signed with the Patriots in the 2014 offseason, opening all nine regular season contests he appeared in and posted 26 tackles (22 solo), a 32-yard interception return and six passes defensed for the Super Bowl XLIX champions. He then opened all three postseason games and made seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed.
Browner, a native of Sylmar, Calif., has been a member of the last two Super Bowl championship clubs as the Seahawks captured Super Bowl XLVIII. In his first full NFL season in 2011, Browner was selected to the Pro Bowl when he posted a team-high six interceptions with two touchdowns and defensed 23 passes.
Grubbs, an eight-year NFL veteran, signed with New Orleans as an unrestricted free agent in 2012. In three seasons with the Saints, he started all 48 regular season games and both postseason contests at left guard and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2013.