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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Saints already signing draft picks

By Pat Yasinskas

The New Orleans Saints aren’t wasting any time in getting their rookies signed.

The team announced Thursday it has signed four of its five draft picks, including first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro. Offensive tackle Terron Armstead, receiver Kenny Stills and linebacker Rufus Johnson also have signed.

Defensive tackle John Jenkins, a third-round pick, is the only remaining unsigned rookie. But getting him in the fold shouldn’t be a major problem.

The entire NFL appears to be adjusting to the format of the labor agreement reached in 2011, which imposes a strict rookie wage scale. Jenkins can only sign for what remains in the rookie pool.