After safety Johnathan Cyprien tore his ACL during training camp, the Tennessee Titans were forced to search the free agent market for a replacement.
Fortunately for Titans general manager Jon Robinson, there were some quality options available.
Tennessee ended up signing Kenny Vaccaro, the first round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2013.
Immediately stepping into a situation where you’re replacing an injured starter is never an easy situation. But Vaccaro is handling the transition quite well.
In fact, the former Texas Longhorn is already impressing head coach Mike Vrabel.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) August 12, 2018
Vaccaro could end up being a great value for the Titans. He wasn’t at the top of his game last season, but he’s also been dealing with a litany of injuries the past two years.
If Vaccaro can stay healthy, he’ll be an upgrade in coverage over Cyprien, while also still providing strong run support (Vaccaro certainly brings physicality to the Titans’ secondary).
Cyprien’s injury was obviously a blow to the Titans (especially when it comes to secondary depth), but Tennessee should feel extremely fortunate they were able to scoop up a talented player like Vaccaro in what amounted to an emergency situation.
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