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New Orleans Saints long snapper Justin Drescher (47) snaps the ball as New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz (3) warms up during the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ORG XMIT: GAMS1

Sean Payton wasn't lying when he said he wanted more consistency at long snapper.

The Saints signed long snapper Justin Drescher and released both Thomas Gafford and Chase Dominguez on Sunday, according to a source. The team also signed kicker Patrick Murray, according to his agency.

The Saints are expected to address the roster moves after Sunday's practice.

"Both of them are having up and down camps. They’ll have a day when they look good and sometimes a day where they look poor. From a consistency standpoint, I’m sure those two are competing," Payton said last week."We were a little low today on a handful of the snaps. The other day, I felt we were a bit inconsistent. You would like to see a little bit greater location consistency for your punter."

Drescher spent seven seasons snapping to punter Thomas Morstead before the team allowed his contract to expire this offseason. New Orleans started the summer with Jesse Schmitt and Dominguez at snapper, but let go of Schmitt to make room for Gafford.

Murray tried out with the team during minicamp. He spent two games with the Cleveland Browns last season and connected on 50 percent of his kicks. He made 20 of 24 attempts for Tampa Bay in 2014, with a long of 55 yards.

Incumbent kicker Wil Lutz has looked good during camp and finished last season strong after a rocky start to his rookie season. The 23-year-old connected on 82.4 percent of his attempts last season, and did not miss a kick during the final five weeks of the season.

It's not clear if the Saints are trying to give Lutz competition or are bringing in another leg to help carry the load during camp.

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