The Saints released long snapper Justin Drescher after reaching an injury settlement with the seven-year veteran. He injured his leg during Saturday’s preseason game against the Texans.
The Saints didn’t sign Drescher after last season, and he became a free agent. They tried three long snappers — Thomas Gafford, Chase Dominguez and Jesse Schmitt — before re-signing Drescher three weeks ago.
Drescher, 29, played in all 16 games for the Saints each of the past six seasons and six games in the 2010 season.