Sources say that New Orleans Saints starting safety Kenny Vaccaro needs season-ending groin surgery and is being placed on injured reserve. Vaccaro has been with New Orleans since they made him a first-round draft choice in 2013. This season, Vaccaro has played through wrist and groin injuries. He’s made or assisted on 60 tackles, including a sack-and-a-half and seven tackles for losses. He has three interceptions to go with seven passes defended and also has recovered a fumble. Vaccaro’s impending surgery comes as the Saints prepare to host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in a game vying for NFC South Division crown.

Saints placing safety Kenny Vaccaro on injured reserve


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