The Saints are benching talented second-year safety Kenny Vaccaro, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
This per a source informed of the team’s plans. He’s made plenty of big plays this season and Rapoport notes that he’s received “several” game balls.
But Vaccaro’s overaggressive style has typified a defense that has lacked discipline and given up a ton of long gains.
The move away from Vaccaro comes on a day where Payton met with at least 10 veterans for “review.” Rapoport described the atmosphere as “very tense.” The team also waived wide receiver Joe Morgan.