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New Orleans Saints Have Brandin Cooks, Stanley Jean-Baptiste Under Contract


May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) walks to the stage after being selected as the number twenty overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the New Orleans Saints at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie minicamp is underway and two more 2014 draft picks agreed to terms with the Saints. In the past few days general manager Mickey Loomis signed three late rounders: OT Tavon Rooks (6th-round pick), OLB Ronald Powell (5th-round pick) and S Vinnie Sunseri (5th-round pick).

Brandin Cooks signed a 4-year deal worth $8.3M, $4.7 in bonus. Like for every other first round pick, the Saints will be able to pick up the option for a fifth year. Cooks is only the third first rounder to sign his NFL contract, great job by general manager Mickey Loomis.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste’s contract is a 4-year deal too but doesn’t have a 5th-year option. The 24-year-old 2nd-round pick was praised by Rob Ryan:

"He’s a tremendous athlete. So he doesn’t just have size, he’s got everything,” Ryan said “He’s just green for the position. But for us, he’s the perfect guy."

Now the only rookie without a contract is 4th-round pick Khairi Fortt (ILB) but we can safely presume it won’t be long until he’s under contract too.

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