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Saints Sign LS Jesse Schmitt To Futures Deal

John Hendrix reports that the Saints have signed LS Jesse Schmitt a two-year contract after he visited with the team on Wednesday.

It’s likely that Schmitt signed a future/reserve contract with the Saints. The full list of players signed to futures deals by the Saints includes:

  1. TE Garrett Griffin (NFLTR)
  2. G John Fullington
  3. QB Garrett Grayson
  4. DT Ashaad Mabry
  5. TE Jake Stoneburner
  6. WR Jordan Williams
  7. DT Justin Zimmer
  8. DE Royce LaFrance
  9. DB Forrest Hightower
  10. DB Anthony Gaitor
  11. LB Adam Bighil
  12. WR Rashad Lawrence
  13. LS Jesse Schmitt

Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.

Schmitt, 24, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in August. He lasted less than a week with the Packers before he was waived with an injury settlement and later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.

The Packers eventually cut him loose towards the end of the preseason and he hasn’t caught on with another team since.