Source: Silver & Black Pride
When the Raiders recently signed tight end Tory Humphrey to the team, most fans were probably saying "who?" And for most people, you might be surprised to learn that Tory Humphrey has been an NFL player for seven seasons. In the NFL where the average career last about 4 years, that is pretty impressive for someone of whom few may recognize.
Most tight ends earn their name as a receiver. In a league where players on a fantasy team can be just as popular as the players on your favorite team, blocking tight end is a thankless job. Humphrey has already blocked his way to a nice career and with the Raiders he hopes to continue to do so.
Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen know the value in a what Humphrey has to offer. The team was looking to bring in another tight end this offseason and both McKenzie and Allen have worked with Humphrey in Green Bay and New Orleans respectively, and are very familiar with what he brings to the table.
"It feels great," said Humphrey. "It just goes to show you that if you work hard and show guys around the league what you can do that word gets around that you're a good player and a good teammate and coaches and GM's want that on their teams, you know, a good guy, good teammates that are gonna be there and be accountable.
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