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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83), during a passing drill in warmups Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss.

Travin Dural's pursuit of an NFL career in New Orleans began this weekend, an undrafted free agent going through the paces on the Saints' practice fields with the rest of the rookies, a few younger Saints and 55 tryout players. 

So far, so good for Dural, who has been happy working with Matt Simms, Seth Russell and Drew Bauer, the three tryout quarterbacks in this weekend's rookie minicamp.

"The quarterbacks we have are some pretty good guys," Dural said.

Dural, who went undrafted, knows that even under contract, his audition for the Saints began in earnest this week, and he's intent on proving he's the kind of big-time playmaker he was before tearing his hamstring at the end of the 2015 season. 

"As a receiver, you just focus on catching every ball, no missed assignments," Dural said. "That's the main thing, doing your job and not putting too much pressure on yourself. Do what they brought you here for."

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