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Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

The Saints add a long snapper with an interesting story in his time with the Packers.

Matt Becker,

According to a source, the New Orleans Saints are signing long snapper Jesse Schmitt to a 2-year contract. News of a visit was spotted on the NFL’s Transaction Wire for Wednesday, but I’m told a deal was reached with the team not long after Schmitt performed well at the Husted Pro Camp in front of team scouts over the weekend.

Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Schmitt was added to the Packers in mid-August, and was supposed to provide some competition for Rick Lovato. However, he showed up to practice less than 24 hours with a broken hand suffered on the first snap in training camp.

Schmitt is originally from Kentucky, and attended Purdue from 2010-2014, although he didn’t play his first season. He went undrafted his first season, and after going unsigned, Schmitt took a job as a volunteer assistant football coach at Western Kentucky for 2015 before he resurfaced with the Packers last August.

Currently, the Saints don’t have Justin Drescher in the picture for 2017. Drescher is an unrestricted free agent for 2017.