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Falcons Linked to Former Division Rival in Free Agency

Larry Rupp
The Atlanta Falcons are linked to a former division rival in free agent safety Kenny Vacarro.
The Atlanta Falcons are linked to a former division rival in free agent safety Kenny Vacarro. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

There have been some massive free agent signings so far this NFL offseason, but a number of big-name players remain without a team to call home. The Atlanta Falcons need some help on the defensive side of the ball and have recently been linked to veteran safety Kenny Vacarro.

Vacarro is a former division rival of the Falcons as he played on the New Orleans Saints for five seasons from 2013-17. He has been on the Tennessee Titans for the last three seasons, but he was released due to the team wanting to free up some cap space.

Kenny Vacarro Falcons Rumors

Vacarro has been a reliable starting safety over the course of his career and has racked up at least 83 tackles and 5 pass breakups in each of the last two seasons. He also has posted at least 1 sack in each of his eight seasons and totaled an impressive 6 tackles for loss in 2020.

The 30-year-old playmaker could bring some much-needed experience to this Atlanta secondary that is full of young unproven players. The Falcons struggled against the pass last year giving up a league-leading 293.6 passing yards per game as well as 11.1 yards per completion (T-No. 25 in NFL).

Signing Vacarro would give the Falcons a low-cost veteran starter that has shown he still has what it takes to contribute in the NFL. Plus, he played with current Atlanta defensive coordinator Dean Pees during his time with the Titans so don't be surprised if we see a reunion between the two here.

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