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They Saints “wouldn’t have drafted me if they didn’t feel like I could come in and make an immediate impact,” Cooks added. “I know that, and that’s what I’m putting on my shoulders.”

Notes: Jefferson was one of two former LSU players attending Saints rookie camp on a try-out basis. The other was fullback Jacob Hester, who previously played for San Diego and Denver. “He is smart. He is very instinctive. You can see that,” Payton said of Hester. “He makes good decisions at the snap of the ball. He rarely does the wrong thing.” … Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri, drafted in the fifth round, has been able to participate in the non-contact rookie camp about six months after reconstructive knee surgery. “For the most part, with what we are doing out here, he is looking good,” Payton said. … Former Tulane defensive back Derrick Strozier is at Saints rookie camp on a tryout basis, but practicing as a running back, the position at which he first joined the Green Wave. Payton said Strozier had been “impressive” during the first three practices of rookie camp, but was excused Saturday afternoon to attend his graduation at Tulane.