Saints sign 4 draft picks, including Kenny Vaccaro

Safety Kenny Vaccaro during Texas' Pro Day on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Safety Kenny Vaccaro during Texas' Pro Day on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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

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 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.