The already weak New Orleans Saints defense might by without a key cog for four games here soon. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, starting strong safety and former first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro is facing a four-game ban under the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.
Sources: #Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is facing a 4-game suspension for violating NFL drug policy for use of Adderall.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2016
Vaccaro, a fourth-year pro, has started 51 of a possible 55 games since being selected No. 15 overall back in 2013. This season, the Texas product has recorded 43 tackles and two forced fumbles. He’s starting on a defensive unit that ranks dead last in the NFL against the pass.
As Rapoport indicated, the suspension stems from the alleged use of Adderall. It remains to be seen when this will take place and whether Vaccaro will appeal the four-game ban.