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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm told the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have actually signed LS Jesse Schmitt to a 2-year contract, per source.</p>— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnJHendrix/status/824393947392917506">January 25, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

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.
 

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If they decide to let Drescher go, then it is. But then, why would they let Drescher go? Can anyone recall a bad snap from him?
Maybe they didn't like his punt coverage? Not sure, but competition never hurt anyone.
 

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Hate to say it but I recall somebody hurdling over him untouched on an extra point conversion. I'm pretty sure that Drescher is a FA so this can't hurt in the slightest.
 

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Don't forget that Payton has stated that he would like a LS that did more than just snap a ball so my question is can this guy play any other position?
 

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If they decide to let Drescher go, then it is. But then, why would they let Drescher go? Can anyone recall a bad snap from him?
Drescher's contract is expiring. Either they're going another direction, or they're gaining a little leverage in contract negotiations; even at a minimum contract, Drescher will cost more.
Don't forget that Payton has stated that he would like a LS that did more than just snap a ball so my question is can this guy play any other position?
No. He was strictly a snapper at Purdue (my alma mater).
 

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Don't forget that Payton has stated that he would like a LS that did more than just snap a ball so my question is can this guy play any other position?
Possible try out at short snapper as well
 

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He looks taller and larger than Drescher so possibly he can reduce or eliminate the jump over his head for the easy block.....
 

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Hate to say it but I recall somebody hurdling over him untouched on an extra point conversion. I'm pretty sure that Drescher is a FA so this can't hurt in the slightest.
Was that the Denver game when he was shoved to the turf face first by a defender who grabbed him by the back of his helmet allowing another player a free shot to jump over him?..........:scratch:
 

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Hate to say it but I recall somebody hurdling over him untouched on an extra point conversion. I'm pretty sure that Drescher is a FA so this can't hurt in the slightest.
You realize he was held down by one of Denver's defensive lineman? He really didn't have a chance when he came up after the snap.
 

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I would say about a third of the snaps his year seemed high. That extra nanosecond it takes for the holder to pull the ball down actually makes a difference in the execution of the play. Just my opinion... like others have said if JD's contract is expiring, it makes sense to bring in some other competition.
 

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