Kenny Vaccaro healthy, ready to enjoy free agency process
If it were up to safety Kenny Vaccaro, he’d remain with the team that drafted him in the first round in 2013.
The Saints have a say in the matter as well, however, and recent word from New Orleans has been that they are ready to move on without Vaccaro in their secondary. Vaccaro said Wednesday that he loves playing for the team, but appears to have accepted that the Saints are going in a different direction.
If they ask me to compete for the starting job I’m gonna compete my butt off. So, I think whatever the coach asks me to do that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.
Darnold said being a third-string quarterback as a redshirt freshman prepared him to deal with sitting and waiting if he were taken by the Giants and found himself behind Manning on the depth chart.
That helped me prepare and also being in L.A., being at USC has prepared me really well for the opportunity to go to a big stage like New York City, Darnold said. If an organization wants to draft me it’s their choice of what they do with me when I get there. I would just be happy and make the most of any opportunity.
I always just say, people ask me about that and I say I haven’t been confronted by a bunch of players that want to go in earlier, Winston said. That’s where we’re at. I think a lot of players are really comfortable going to their own spots they like to work out at. They have their guys, their trainers at their home base, whether it’s somewhere they went to college, whatever it might be and frankly what drives this.
As much as Gruden would love the chance to work with his players on the field, getting a chance to have football discussions with them is just as much a focal point of his argument.
You’re not allowed to do anything, he said earlier this month. You’re not allowed to coach your players. I’ve called several players, introduced myself. I think that’s legal. I’m not having contact with everybody. We’re not allowed to have any real contact. It’s pretty clear on what the rules are.
Winston isn’t particularly sympathetic to those complaints either.