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Rotowire: Dec 28 / 4:24p ET
News: Vaccaro was inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, after a quad injury flared up Friday afternoon, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The report notes that Vaccaro has been bothered by the injury, which he described as a Grade 2 tear, for quite some time, but he wanted to wait until after the season to have an MRI, which is expected to happen this week.
Rotowire: Dec 28 / 9:05a ET
News: Vaccaro is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Impact: Vaccaro didn't show up on this week's injury report, so his presence on the inactive list is a bit of a surprise. The 2013 first-rounder has made his fair share of mistakes in pass coverage this season, but has been a relatively steady source of tackles for owners in deeper IDP formats. Jamarca Sanford and Marcus Ball will likely be responsible for picking up the reps Vaccaro leaves behind.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 6:23p ET
News: Vacarro is expected to be benched by the Saints in advance of Monday's game against the Bears, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Vacarro, New Orleans' first-round pick in 2013, is undoubtedly talented, but his overaggressiveness has helped lead to big plays for opponents on occasion this season. With changes promised following Sunday's 41-10 home loss, Vaccaro will apparently have his role reduced leading into Week 15. Already thin at both safety positions due to injury, Vaccaro's benching could result in the Saints handing more snaps to Jamarca Sanford and Marcus Ball moving forward, although Vaccaro may be able to regain his starting gig eventually, provided he corrects his recent mistakes.