This off-season, the Saints signed street free agent Jesse Schmitt, rookie Chase Dominguez and veteran Thomas Gafford to replace Justin Drescher. Schmitt was waived prior to training camp and Dominguez and Gafford were reportedly inconsistent in training camp. As a result, the Saints brought Drescher back today and cut Dominguez and Gafford.
Drescher spent the 2010-2016 seasons with the Saints and snapped in 102 games. He was an unrestricted free agent and available for the Saints to bring back despite the efforts to replace him.