WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — The New Orleans Saints have filled the roster spot left open by Tuesday’s decision to cut defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley.

New Orleans has signed Chris Highland, a long snapper from Illinois State, according to Highland’s agent. Highland fills the final spot on the 90-man roster before the first training camp practice Thursday morning.

Highland was one of three undrafted free agents who tried out with the Saints during the team’s mandatory minicamp in June.

A two-time FCS All-American at Illinois State, Highland faces a tough task in trying to unseat established veteran Justin Drescher, who has handled the Saints’ long-snapping duties the past five seasons.