METAIRIE, LA. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have signed rookie Justin Drescher as their third long snapper this season.
The addition of Drescher means that the long snapper, holder and kicker on Saints field goals all went to the same high school in the Dallas area. Like Drescher, Saints kicker Garrett Hartley and backup quarterback Chase Daniel attended Southlake Carroll.
Drescher played at Colorado in college and began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with Atlanta last spring. He was waived by the Falcons in June.
Drescher replaces Jake Ingram, who was waived after playing only one game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday.
Ingram was signed last week when the Saints placed Jason Kyle on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.