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Kenny Vaccaro | Defensive Back | #32

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 214
College: Texas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (15) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Impending free agent DB Kenny Vaccaro (groin) said he is fully healthy.
Vaccaro underwent core muscle surgery in December after playing with the injury for most of 2017. "I feel better now than before the season started," Vaccaro said. The Saints have reportedly decided to move on from Vaccaro, a decision the safety said "frustrated" him at first, but he is ready to hit the open market. "I'm just going to enjoy the process, and whatever happens, happens." Mar 1 - 9:43 AM

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New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder reports Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro is "likely on his way out" of New Orleans.

Vaccaro had his 2017 season ended early after being placed on injured reserve due to problems with his groin and wrist. The former first-round pick is now an unrestricted free agent and will likely sign a fairly big contract in free agency. The Cowboys were a team rumored to be interested in acquiring Vaccaro in the past.
Feb 25 - 5:15 PM

The New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill heard "strong rumors" last offseason that the Cowboys were interested in Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro.

It's notable because Vaccaro's contract is now up, and he will likely get paid handsomely on the open market. Vaccaro is from Brownwood (TX) and played college ball for the Longhorns. The Cowboys need help throughout the secondary.
Feb 12 - 4:07 PM

Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro (injured reserve) underwent core muscle surgery on Thursday.

Vaccaro played through the injury for several games. It was his wrist that ultimately landed him on injured reserve. Vaccaro, who is an impending free agent, will likely be ready for OTAs.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:40:00 AM

Saints placed DB Kenny Vaccaro (groin, wrist) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Already dealing with a lingering groin injury that will likely require surgery, Vaccaro recently picked up a wrist ailment, as well. It's the third season in five Vaccaro will finish on the sideline. He was placed on I.R. in 2013 and suspended in 2016. The 2013 first-round hybrid DB is headed to free agency. He will be a complicated case. P.J. Williams is the leading candidate to replace Vaccaro at slot corner.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 02:59:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro suffered a wrist injury.

Vaccaro was not on the Saints' injury report Wednesday, so he must have picked up the issue late in or after practice. Vaccaro has also been limited by a groin injury in recent weeks. At this point, he should be considered questionable for a pivotal matchup with the Falcons on Sunday.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 09:05:00 AM

Saints CB Kenny Vaccaro (groin) plans to play against the Rams in Week 12.

Vaccaro said his groin was at 90 percent when he sat out Sunday against Washington. Now he claims to be "105-percent" healthy. His return is a downgrade for Rams slot receiver Cooper Kupp.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro (groin) is inactive for Week 11 against the Redskins.

Vaccaro's absence will be felt in the slot against Jamison Crowder. Also inactive for the Saints are QB Taysom Hill, RB Jonathan Williams, LB A.J. Klein, C Cameron Tom, WR Austin Carr and DE Al-Quadin Muhammad.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro (groin) is questionable for Week 11 against the Redskins.

Vaccaro has sat out the last two days after getting in a limited practice on Wednesday. He seems likely to miss his second game in a row. P.J. Williams will fill in at slot corner if Vaccaro can't get the green light against Washington.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Saints S/CB Kenny Vaccaro (groin) has been ruled out for Week 10.

Vaccaro opened the season as the Saints' starting strong safety, but he has played slot corner recently. His loss won't be felt as heavily against lightly-targeted Bills WR Jordan Matthews. This is Vaccaro's contract year.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Kenny Vaccaro was benched in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

Coach Sean Payton said he made the move to get more consistent play in the secondary, a group which was burned for three first-quarter touchdowns by Tom Brady. Speaking about trade rumors which popped up this week, Vaccaro said "no player is indispensable," suggesting he knows he is nearing the end in New Orleans. It would not be surprising if he is traded or released this week.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:32:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Saints are shopping contract-year S Kenny Vaccaro.

Multiple teams are reportedly in talks about a Vaccaro trade. The Saints have a starting-caliber safety in Vonn Bell behind Vaccaro, and re-signing him is going to be difficult with a Drew Brees extension looming. Vaccaro is coming off a solid 2016, but was suspended the final four games and hasn't lived up to his draft status. It won't be surprising if the Saints move on from Vaccaro.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Walk-year S Kenny Vaccaro said he would like "to get a deal done" with the Saints.

"I think they’re going to wait until after all the offseason stuff," Vaccaro said of a timeline for discussions. "Once (OTAs) get going I’ll be here." The New Orleans Advocate reported the Saints will likely wait until the summer to seriously open contract talks. Vaccaro was suspended for the final four games of 2016 and has not quite been the impact player his draft pedigree would suggest, but he is an above-average safety who the Saints should work diligently to extend.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 06:56:00 PM

The New Orleans Advocate reports the Saints are unlikely to begin long-term talks with S Kenny Vaccaro before "later this summer."

In other words, the Saints want to sort out free agency before focusing on Vaccaro. Vaccaro served a four-game PED ban last season, and has never quite lived up to the promise of being the No. 15 overall pick of the 2013 draft. He has not been a bust, however.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 03:55:00 PM

The Saints are expected to begin long-term contract discussions with SS Kenny Vaccaro this offseason.

Vaccaro is due $5.676 million in the final year of his rookie deal. Though he served a four-game suspension to close out last season, Vaccaro had another strong year. He's long been good against the run and matched his career high with two picks and forced a pair of fumbles. Vaccaro just turned 26 and could be looking at two more bites at the big-contract apple.
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 09:24:00 AM

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