Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro facing 4-game suspension

The Saints can hardly afford to lose bodies on defense, but that's exactly what might happen in New Orleans.

Safety Kenny Vaccaro is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs -- specifically for using Adderall -- a source informed of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday.

Planning to appeal the ban, Vaccaro remains eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

The Saints have veteran depth at the position with Roman Harper and Shiloh Keo on the roster behind Vaccaro and free safeties Jairus Byrd and Vonn Bell, but look for the team to potentially add a body if the suspension sticks.

New Orleans is currently allowing a league-worst 300 yards per game through the air, and those numbers don't lie. While the club's Drew Brees-led passing game remains a beast, the New Orleans defense has been a problem from wire to wire.

Vaccaro is enjoying a solid season, ranking as the team's top safety and 19th overall among players at his position, per Pro Football Focus. He's under contract through next season after the Saints picked up his fifth-year option last April.

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