Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, citing multiple sources, reports that the Saints spent the early portion of the week calling teams and shopping S Kenny Vaccaro. According to Rapoport, teams were intrigued by the possibility of acquiring Vaccaro, so this remains something to keep an eye on.
Meanwhile, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Saints weren’t exactly shopping Vaccaro, but were instead listening to offers for him.
Either way, it’s clear Vaccaro is available for the right price and it’s possible a deal could surface in the coming weeks.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported that there are a “handful of teams” engaged in talks with the Saints about a potential trade involving Vaccaro. According to La Canfora, a Vaccaro trade is a possibility.
A few months back, Vaccaro said he was hoping to sign an extension with the team, but it appears as though the Saints may not be sold on him long term.
Vaccaro, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $9.425 million contract when the Saints elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year that will pay him $5.676 million for the 2017 season.
Vaccaro received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy last year.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Vaccaro would free up $5,676,000 of available cap space while creating no dead money.
This season, Vaccaro has appeared in one game and recorded six tackles and no interceptions or pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 69 safety out of 70 qualifying players.