Vaccaro (groin) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jets, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
Vaccaro was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, but it appears the Saints were just being cautious with their starting strong safety. The 26-year-old has an appetizing matchup against inexperienced Jets quarterback Bryce Petty in Week 15, which could translate to some turnover-producing opportunities for Vaccaro.
Vaccaro suffered a groin injury and is questionable to return to Thursday's contest against the Falcons, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.
Vaccaro missed Week 10 and Week 11 with a groin injury and it now appears he may have aggravated that lingering ailment. Look for more updates to come soon, with Chris Banjo slated to take over at strong safety in Vaccaro's absence.
Vaccaro had three tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Panthers.
Vaccaro played every snap in his second game back from a groin injury, notching his first full sack of the season. Vaccaro has been a playmaker for the Saints, with 47 total tackles, three interceptions and 1.5 sacks, which makes him a high-upside defensive back in many IDP leagues.
Vaccaro made five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Rams.
The final stat line was fine, but it was an ugly afternoon for the Saints' starting strong safety, who committed a pair of bad penalties and struggled in coverage against the Rams' quick receivers. Still, Vaccaro played every defensive snap in his return from a two-game absence due to a groin injury and should continue to be a quality option in many IDP leagues.
Vaccaro (groin) expects to play Sunday against the Rams, Amos Morale III of the Times-Picayune reports.
Vaccaro, who's missed the past two games, said he was at "90 percent" last week but is now up to "105 percent" at present. His return would be great news for a Saints defense that just could be without rookie first-rounder Marshon Lattimore (ankle).
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|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||104||71.0||33||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
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|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||50||40.0||10||1.5||3||41||13.7||30||0||7|
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|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||1||0||1||8||1||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||11||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||1|