Former Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro visiting Colts

Annette Crawford
May 15, 2018

Just because nothing is imminent between the Colts and the free agent safety duo, that doesn't mean the two sides won't agree on a contract later on, it just seems Indianapolis has faith in their depth right now.

According to several reports, the Colts are hosting two of the top available safeties on visits this week: Tre Boston, formerly of the Chargers, and Kenny Vaccaro of the Saints, are taking visits to Indianapolis. That's according to a tweet by NFL Network's Ian Rapaport.

The addition of a veteran safety would further reinforce the position.

But while Vaccaro is essentially a linebacker in a safety's body, with numbers to back that up, Pro Football Focus ranked Boston as the ninth-best coverage safety in the league a year ago.

Boston, 25, had appeared in 58 games with 31 starts with Carolina and the Chargers.


With 79 total tackles, five interceptions and eight pass breakups past year, Tre Boston was a key piece of a Chargers' defense that was top-five in the league in scoring defense and against the pass.

Vaccaro, 27, was the 15 overall selection of the 2013 draft by New Orleans.

While Vaccaro is probably the better run defender of the two free agent safeties, Boston was outstanding in pass coverage last season and he's been a very solid player in his four National Football League seasons with the Panthers and Chargers.

"The 6'0", 214 pound safety has 283 tackles, 29 passes defensed, 7.5 sacks, and 8 interceptions in 68 career games (67 starts). Machorro played in 41 games at Texas A&M-Commerce.

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