Kenny Vaccaro expected to leave New Orleans in free agency

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Kenny Vaccaro “likely is on the way out” of New Orleans when he hits free agency next month, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

That is not a surprise considering Vaccaro has not lived up to the expectations that followed him as the 15th overall pick in 2013. He missed 12 games with injuries in five seasons, made no Pro Bowls and intercepted eight passes.

He finished 2017 on injured reserve, injuring his wrist and his groin. Vaccaro underwent surgery on the core muscle December 28.

Despite that, Vaccaro still is expected to find a fairly lucrative deal waiting for him in free agency. The Cowboys showed interest in trading for Vaccaro last year.

The Saints used second-round picks on Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams the past two years, respectively. But with New Orleans utilizing three-safety formations often, the Saints will have to find a replacement for Vaccaro.

14 responses to “Kenny Vaccaro expected to leave New Orleans in free agency

  1. Been an good player for us but had some maturity issues. Was in the club too much his first 2 years. Had to get benched a few times. He is great on the line for run support but liability in pass coverage. Might be a decent pick up for someone else but it’s time to go separate ways. The money we would use on him needs to go to a CB.

  2. With his injury history, there is no way a team will offer him a lucrative contract. If anything it will be incentive based, like play 75% of snaps, which probably won’t happen.

  3. Kenny is a liability playing for a team that heavily relies on a three safety set. In his defense, Dennis Allen moved him all over the field. Half the time, he looked confused and he literally looked like he was chasing after thin air. He’s going to hit free agency and will probably turn into a much improved and solid starter, if he signs with a team that features a 3-4 defense and more athletic linebackers than what the Saints displayed.

    Good luck to you Kenny!

  4. He could turn it around with another team. He has good size and is great against the run, and is very athletic, but is mediocre is pass protection. Not a bad player, but it seems he could use a bit more focus or perhaps a better defensive coach.

  5. Vaccaro is certainly worth keeping… for the right price. Just like the Saints should have kept Malcom Jenkins. They spent more money on players trying to replace him. Also, they can’t rely on the success they had in the draft for two years in a row.

  6. Since he played his college ball at Texas I’d say it’s a fair bet that nitwit Jerry Jones signs him.

  7. saints let roman harper walk – starts for panthers in super bowl loss

    saints let malcom jenkins walk – wins sb with eagles

    saints let kenny v walk – who wanna sign this man and at least make an sb?

  8. He’s never played an entire season and finished 3 of 5 years on IR
    Has already tested positive a couple of times for PEDs so the next positive test is a 10 game suspension
    He gets too many penalties and personal fouls and generally is an undisciplined player cultivated by Rob Ryan

    He’s strictly a box safety hybrid who gets lost in coverage and gets destroyed

    He does make splash plays with sacks and fumbles

    But overall not worth the money he will demand to resign

    Saints can improve in draft or FA without him

    The steroid use and injuries don’t bode well

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