Saints sign four of their five draft picks to four-year deals

With preparations continuing for a three-day rookie minicamp that begins Friday morning, the Saints on Thursday signed four of the five players they chose in the NFL draft last month.

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced in a news release that the team signed safety Kenny Vaccaro, who was taken in the first round with the 15th overall pick, along with one of their two third-round choices and their fifth- and sixth-round selections.

The others signed were tackle Terron Armstead, who was the first of their two selections in the third round, wide receiver Kenny Stills (fifth round) and linebacker Rufus Johnson (sixth round).

Terms were not disclosed, but all four players signed four-year contracts.

That leaves the Saints with only one unsigned draft pick going into their rookie minicamp — defensive tackle John Jenkins, their second third-round pick in the third round.