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Who is Myles Humphrey, the Redskins new outside linebacker?


NFL: AUG 17 Colts Training Camp Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

At 6’3” and 238 pounds, 23-year-old Myles Humphrey is a veteran of two NFL teams, having spent training camp with the Ravens last year, and then about half the season on the Giants practice squad.

He was waived by New York in May, and signed by the Redskins today.

Humphrey is a small college guy, having played for Shepard University in West Virginia. There, Humphrey was a consistent threat as a pass rusher where he racked up 40 sacks during his four-year career. In his final season with the team in 2017, he logged 13 sacks — the fourth-best mark among Division II players — and was named the Mountain East Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Although it’s a huge leap to play at the NFL level, that college production is certainly solid, and it’s promising that he spent so much time training with NFL teams last season.

Humphrey was signed to provide depth on the edge during camp. The team is a bit thin at OLB right now with seventh-round rookie Jordan Brailford starting camp on the PUP list. Humphrey will have a chance to prove himself while Brailford is out, but it would probably require an extraordinary showing from the newly signed player to beat out the drafted rookie for a roster spot.

However, if he can flash during training camp, he may be able to once again secure a practice squad spot and continue to develop his NFL career.