Rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro suffered a concussion in the win against the Cowboys and was unable to finish the game. Vaccaro has been solid as the Saints’ starting strong safety in just his first year, and he could bounce back from his injury fairly quickly. However, some depth at safety could not hurt the Saints and there is a veteran safety that just hit the open market.
Veteran safety Ed Reed was just released by the Houston Texans and it is rumored that the Saints could potentially be one of his landing spots. Reed has played seven games this season with the Texans, but has only made 16 tackles. Reed has had a limited role with the struggling Texans, so perhaps he would welcome the chance to come to a contender.
Reed was on the Saints’ radar in the offseason, so maybe the team will express their interest again in the Louisiana native. The Saints don’t necessarily need Reed, but if he wanted to come and play for the Saints, I would imagine that the team would not turn him away. If Reed does come to the Saints, it will instantly bolster their secondary.
Wherever Reed ends up, he should be able to help a team out in some capacity. He still has enough left in the tank to make an impact and could be the missing piece for a Super Bowl contender.