New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Friday that the club has signed the following undrafted rookies to three-year contracts; defensive end Carl Granderson, offensive lineman Ethan Greenidge, linebacker Porter Gustin, running back Darnell Holland, wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey, tackle Derrick Kelly II, long snapper Nick Moore, defensive tackle Shy Tuttle and linebacker Darrell Williams. The club also waived running back Martez Carter, linebackerChase Hansen and tight end Jake Powell
Granderson, 6-5, 261, was a four-year letterman for Wyoming, who appeared in 42 games and posted career totals of 172 tackles (95 solo), 35.5 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and three passes defensed. As a senior in 2018, he played in 11 games and posted 40 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, a 61-yard interception return and two passes defensed, as he was selected second-team All-Mountain West. As a junior in 2017, the Sacramento, Calif. native led Mountain West defensive lineman with 77 tackles, ranked second in the conference with 16 stops for loss, added 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, a safety, two forced fumbles and a 58-yard fumble return for a touchdown, earning first-team All-Mountain West honors.
Greenidge, 6-4, 335, was a mainstay at left tackle for his entire college career at Villanova, starting all 43 games that he appeared in for the Wildcats, a games played streak which included every contest of the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Flanders, N.Y. native earned All-Colonial Athletic Association second-team honors following both his junior and senior campaigns
Gustin, 6-5, 260, appeared in 37 games with 23 starts in his four-year career at Southern California, totaling 137 tackles (84 solo), 21 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery. As a sophomore in 2016, he was named a Campus Insiders Sophomore All-American honorable mention and All-Pac-12 honorable mention as he started all 13 games and finished with 68 tackles, 13 stops for loss, 5.5 sacks and four passes defensed. In 2018, he played in the Trojans’ first six games with five starts, posting 28 stops, ten stops for loss, seven sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. Despite the abbreviated season, the Elk Ridge, Utah native was named to the 2018 All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team.
Holland, 5-10, 195 was a three-year starter for Kennesaw State. The Bowdon, Ga. native appeared in 49 games with 36 starts over his four-year career and totaled 264 carries for 2,431 yards (9.2 avg.) and 26 touchdowns, and 35 receptions for 606 yards (17.3 avg.) and three TDs. He also posted an 84-yard kickoff return for a TD. In 2018, he carried 80 times for 949 yards (11.9 avg.) with nine touchdowns, caught nine passes for 182 yards (20.2 avg.) and two TDs and brought back 13 kickoffs for 437 yards (33.6 avg.) with the 84-yard runback, earning 2018 AFCA All-American honors after helping the Owls win their second straight Big South Conference championship in their fourth year of existence.
Humphrey, 6-4, 225 was a three-year letterman for the Longhorns who played in 36 career games with 18 starts and finished his career with 125 catches for 1,622 yards and ten touchdowns. He was a two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention selection and became just the ninth Longhorn all-time with 1,000 receiving yards in a season in 2018, when he led the team with 86 receptions for 1,176 yards and nine touchdowns, earning Phil Steele third-team All-America. Humphrey was the first Longhorn non-QB since 1982 with a passing, rushing and receiving TD in the same season (2018).
Kelly, 6-5, 320, was a four-year letterman and three-year starter on the offensive line at Florida State. The Havana, Fla. native appeared in 34 games with 28 starts at left tackle, left guard and right tackle. In 2018, he blocked for an offense that ranked third in the ACC and 28th in the country with an average of 270.1 passing yards per game and helped the Seminole offense top the 400-yard mark in five games.
Moore, 6-3, 250, appeared in 23 games over four seasons at Georgia. In 2018, he appeared in all 14 games as the Bulldog’s long snapper as the Bulldogs advanced to the College Football Playoff. In 2011, the Snellville, Ga. native was selected in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox and played first base in the organization’s minor league system for four years.
Tuttle, 6-3, 300, appeared in 35 games with 17 starts for the Volunteers along the defensive line. Tuttle finished his four-year career with 79 tackles (29 solo), one sack, one interception, three passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks. As a senior, he started all 12 games and finished with 33 tackles, one sack, two QB hurries, one interception and two blocked kicks.
Williams, 6-2, 240, was a three-year starter at linebacker for Auburn. The Hoover, Ala. native appeared in 49 games with 36 starts over his four-year career, totaling 183 tackles (98 solo), 1.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, one interception, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. In 2018, he enjoyed a breakout eason, posting 74 tackles (37 solo), one sack, seven tackles for loss, one interception, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
(Press Release Provided by the New Orleans Saints)