Vaccaro is re-signing with the Titans on a four-year, $26 million contract with $11.5 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Vaccaro was solid but unspectacular in 13 appearances (all starts) during his first season in Tennessee, finishing with 58 tackles (41 solo), four passes defensed, two sacks and one interception. His contract will be dwarfed by the top safeties available on the market, but it's still a good outcome for the 2013 first-round pick after his up-and-down tenure in New Orleans. The Titans have Vaccaro and Kevin Byard locked in as their starting safeties, with the latter safely among the league's elite at his position.
Vaccaro had 58 tackles (17 solo), two sacks and one interception in 13 starts this season. Vaccaro signed with the Titans in August after Jonathan Cyprien suffered a torn ACL, and he served as the team's starting strong safety except for three games he missed due to a dislocated elbow. The 27-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the beginning of the new league year. Tennessee is seemingly set at safety with Cyprien and Kevin Byard, but the team could still re-sign Vaccaro to be the No. 3 safety and serve in a hybrid role.
Vaccaro has no injury designation ahead of Saturday's Week 16 game against the Redskins, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Vaccaro was a full participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday. His absence from the injury report ahead of Saturday's game indicates he's likely passed the concussion protocol and should see his typical starting role.
Vaccaro (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Vaccaro suffered a concussion during Sunday's win over the Giants and was limited during Tuesday's practice, but managed to fully participate Wednesday. The starting safety appears on track to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol and suit up against the Redskins on Saturday.
Vaccaro exited Sunday's game against the Giants after sustaining a concussion, John Glennon of The Athletic reports. Vaccaro will enter the league-mandated concussion protocol and will have a short week to clear it as the Titans face the Redskins on Saturday. Kendrick Lewis is next up at strong safety for the Titans.
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