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Friday, May 16, 2014
Saints sign three draft picks

By Mike Triplett

The New Orleans Saints announced they have signed three of their draft picks to four-year contracts -- fifth-round safety Vinnie Sunseri, fifth-round linebacker Ronald Powell and sixth-round offensive tackle Tavon Rooks. Terms were not disclosed.

That means the Saints are already halfway done signing their draft picks as they head into this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

That’s common around the NFL. Since the rookie wage scale was introduced in 2011, rookies’ contract figures are essentially pre-determined, so lengthy holdouts are rare.