Jaguars must avoid signing these 3 cap casualties in free agency
Kenny Vaccaro wouldn’t add much the Jaguars’ secondary.
Just like most teams in the NFL, the Tennesse Titans are trimming their roster and releasing players in order to free up cap space. After recently moving on from cornerback Malcolm Butler, they have also parted ways with safety Kenny Vaccaro.
By releasing Vaccaro, the Titants have saved $3.8 million in cap space. The Texas product is now free to sign with any team he wants. However, a market for his services might not materialize right away, as he struggled last season.
Even though Tennessee’s woes in the passing game in 2020 went beyond Vaccaro, the safety needs to shoulder some of the blame. After all, he gave up 73.2 percent of the passes thrown his way and missed 17 tackles. Also, he had one interception but surrendered two touchdowns, so he allowed more plays than the ones he made.
A first-round selection by the New Orleans Saints in 2013, Vaccaro has never been particularly astounding. Over his eight-year career, he’s appeared in 110 games, with 109 starts, and has logged 610 total tackles (35 for a loss), 44 passes defensed, four interceptions and ten forced fumbles.
While Vaccaro could provide some depth to the Jaguars’ secondary, he not the kind of player the team shoud prioritize pursuing early in free agency.