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Saints sign rookies Rankins, Thomas, Lasco

Sheldon Rankins is among three rookies who have signed four-year contracts with the Saints. (FOX 8 Photo) Sheldon Rankins is among three rookies who have signed four-year contracts with the Saints. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Saints have begun signing some of their draft picks. The team announced they've signed four-year contracts with first round pick DL Sheldon Rankins, second round pick WR Michael Thomas and seventh round pick RB Daniel Lasco.

To make room on their roster for them, the team released defensive end Phillip Hunt, fullback Toben Opurum and running back Vick Ballard.

The only two remaining unsigned draft picks are Safety Vonn Bell and DE David Onyemata.

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