A movable chess piece (as NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell would say), Vaccaro spent time at every position except the defensive line in 2013.
Although the Saints still have high expectations for Vaccaro, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that the safety will have a more defined role now that he's being paired with three-time Pro Bowl selection Jairus Byrd.
"As for Jairus and Kenny, I think there's a clear vision of how we want you use them, and that's important," Payton said, via The Times-Picayune. "Kenny played in a lot of spots last year. I think he'll play in less of those spots this year ... That vision this year will be a little more clearer."
The change in Vaccaro's role suggests Payton feels better about his defensive personnel now that Byrd is on board and Ryan has had a full season to teach his scheme. It's no longer a necessity for Vaccaro to fill in at cornerback and linebacker in sub-packages.
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