Humber has spent the past two seasons in Buffalo, contributing on defense and special teams. Last season the veteran recorded nine starts, the most in a single season so far in his career, but eventually lost his starting role to rookie Matt Milano. Still, Humber managed to record a career-high 89 tackles (60 solo) to go along with one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Look for him to once again compete for starting role during training camp.
Humber has had three double-digit tackle games this season, but he missed three games due to minor thumb surgery and hasn't been the same player since returning. Milano, meanwhile, has far outperformed his fifth-round status, so the Bills will keep ceding more time to the younger player.
Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier says Humber continues to be bothered by a thumb injury suffered in Week 4 against Atlanta and caused him to miss three games, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. "Ramon, you can see that hand is still affecting him a little bit," Frazier said. "He should be better going into the next ballgame because he would have had an entire week of practice under his belt again. He should be a little bit better. But we'll take a look at Matt as well. Matt was very productive for us when he was on the field in the lineup. We'll take a look at it over the course of the week and see what's best."
Humber, who did have 10 tackles in Sunday's bludgeoning at the hands of the Saints, has struggled the past two games while frequently missing tackles. Rookie Matt Milano performed well when Humber was out, so Frazier could start to mix Milano back in a little more until Humber proves as sturdy as he was prior to the injury.
Humber (thumb) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Jets.
Although he turned in limited practices early in the week, Humber will give it a go Thursday. He has been recovering from minor thumb surgery for the past month, but will return against the Jets. The veteran linebacker will presumably return to his starting role barring any setbacks.
After turning in limited practices Monday and Tuesday, Humber was upgraded to a full participant in Wednesday's session, which likely wasn't an overly strenuous one with the Bills' game one day away. With a month off to recover from a minor thumb surgery, Humber looks as though he's made significant strides on the health front, but it's uncertain if it will be enough for him to receive clearance to play Thursday. Head coach Sean McDermott has previously said that a healthy Humber would take back his starting role at outside linebacker from Matt Milano, who has generally played well as a replacement.
|2010||New Orleans Saints||3||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||13||21||15.0||6||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||11||9.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||29||18.0||11||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||50||38.0||12||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||14||47||29.0||18||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2010||New Orleans Saints||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|