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Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro facing four-game suspension

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The Saints defense could take a major hit in the coming weeks, as Kenny Vaccaro is facing a suspension.

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Your Thursday afternoon just got a lot more tense, thanks to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. According to a report, New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is facing a four-game suspension from the league for violating the NFL’s drug policy for using Adderall.

Adderall is considered an anabolic agent or stimulant, hence the 4-game suspension talk.

Rapoport notes that Vaccaro is still awaiting final word of the suspension, but will play against the Denver Broncos in Week 10. If suspended after Sunday, those four games would include the Carolina Panthers on a short week, Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions at home, and a road trip to take on NFC South rival Tampa Bay.

It would be a big blow to the Saints defense, who has improved since the beginning of the season. Should he be out of the mix, look for more Roman Harper to help with the three-safety sets with Jairus Byrd and Vonn Bell.

Stay tuned as we learn more about this situation.