Found May 10, 2013 on The Saints Nation:
The Saints were busy last night concluding deals for four of their five rookies. Kenny Vaccaro, Terron Armstead, Kenny Stills and Rufus Johnson are now all under contract on 4 year deals each and only John Jenkins remains as the lone un-signed rookie. I'm sure his deal will be done in short order as well. These deals came in place prior to the rookie camp which starts today. This is massive difference from last year when the Saints first signed a draftee on 6/27 with Akiem Hicks and finalized the process with Nick Toon on 7/17. So Mickey Loomis is literally taking care of this almost 50 days ahead of last year's pace.

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Saints Nation Podcast: Drew Brees is not the 79th Best Player PFF!

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New Orleans Saints Select DT John Jenkins in 2013 NFL Draft

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Dan Campbell knows a thing or two about being down in the trenches. Heck, he only did it for 11 years.Now in his second year as tight end coach with the Miami Dolphins, the former NFL journeyman has a new student this season, rookie Dion Sims.And while Campbell had his share of receiving yards in his lengthy pro career (91 receptions, 934 yards), his work with Sims will revolve around...

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