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After Saints bench Kenny Vaccaro, Sean Payton sidesteps trade rumors

Saints coach Sean Payton made the decision to bench safety Kenny Vaccaro in Sunday’s 36-20 loss to the Patriots, which fueled rumors that Vaccaro was on the trading block.

Vaccaro didn’t do well in the Saints’ Week 1 loss to the Vikings and he had a difficult time covering tight end Rob Gronkowski on Sunday. However, Payton said the trade rumors were not unusual since it’s early in the season.

Players, especially on offense, hate when they get hit low. Taking a hit like that can easily result in a season-ending knee injury. Although the defender will likely argue that’s the only place they’re allowed to hit people due to the league’s rules.

We’ve seen multiple times where a defender goes high on what looks like a clean play, but then gets penalized with a harsh 15-yard penalty. Defenders would much rather risk injuring the opposition than hurting their team’s chances at winning with a costly penalty.

Bolles was in a walking boot and using a cane after Sunday’s game. He had played every offensive snap in the first two games before suffering the injury in the third quarter against the Cowboys.

Taken with the 20th pick in the first round this spring, Bolles immediately stepped into the starting lineup and had helped solidify a particularly shaky part of the Broncos offense in 2016.
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Limited Womens Jason Verrett Jersey Coach Vance Joseph told reporters (via the Denver Post) that he is not concerned’ about a shuffled offensive line. Bolles was replaced by Donald Stephenson on Sunday and later by Allen Barbre.

The Broncos play at Buffalo on Sunday before a key AFC West game Oct. 1 vs. the Raiders in Denver.