The safety market has been relatively quiet this offseason, but Kenny Vaccaro is starting to generate some interest.
Vaccaro’s next scheduled visit is with the Jets, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. He just visited the Colts and has previously visited the Dolphins, so Vaccaro seems to be drawing interest.
Only seven of the players in our Free Agent Top 100 remain unsigned, and most of them are safeties. Vaccaro, the No. 27 player overall, is the highest-ranked unsigned player. Also unsigned are safeties Tre Boston, Eric Reid and Tyvon Branch.
Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify.
Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s second race in a field of eight horses. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, but Justify is the horse to beat with the chance to give Baffert his seventh Preakness winner and a shot at a second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015.
Bosa finished the 2017 season with 12.5 sacks, 70 tackles (54 solo), four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. On Oct. 29, he surpassed former 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith’s NFL record for most sacks through a player’s first 20 games in NFL history with 18.5 by sacking Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Bosa had his jersey and game-worn gloves put on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It was the hardest race of his life.
But then those white silks Smith wore were shining like a beacon against the gathering darkness, and Baffert recalled he thought that “this is what makes racing so great” … when a horse in his position feels it all and lets loose and in that moment, he becomes all race horse.
So once again, we have a genuine contender for the Triple Crown three weeks from now at Belmont Park. Baffert believes it will happen. Justify is big enough and strong enough but with fresh newcomers on the battlefield and one or two survivors from Preakness, the run-up before that final struggle will every bit as dramatic as what happened here on this day.
We will treat him the way we did after the Derby, Baffert said. “First, he has to come out strong the next day, and then he has to train every bit as strong as he has in the past. We will just let him dictate. He was blowing hard at the finish today. You can tell he was in a fight all the way.