Jonathan Vilma RUMORS & NEWS

  • Saints part ways with Jabari Greer, Roman Harper, Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma "New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday that the club has terminated the contracts of CB Jabari Greer, S Roman Harper and DE/OLB Will Smith and that they will not re-sign ILB Jonathan Vilma. “I would like to thank Jabari, Roman, Will and..." February 12

  • Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is afraid a gay teammate will look at him "New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma against demonstrated what a close-minded jerk he is in an interview with Andrea Kramer for NFL Network on the locker room that aired Super Bowl Sunday. When asked about having a gay teammate, he said he doesn't want one: "I think he would not be..." February 04

  • Saints place linebacker Jonathan Vilma on injured reserve

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending the veteran's season and leaving his future up in the air. Cornerback Chris Carr, who was initially cut to make room for Vilma on the active roster, was re-signed this week. The 31-year-old Vilma, a..." November 07

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    Brian McIntyre @brian_mcintyre

    Saints place LB Jonathan Vilma on IR today. Re-signed CB Chris Carr

  • Saints activate LB Jonathan Vilma

    ESPN New York "The New Orleans Saints activated linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the short-term injured reserve list Saturday, making him eligible to play for the first time this season Sunday against the New York Jets. Vilma was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return in Week 1 after he had an..." November 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Sources: The #Saints plan to place LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) on Injured Reserve designated to return

  • Saints Jonathan Vilma could be ready for opener

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints kept nine players listed as linebackers when they cut their roster down to 53 players on Saturday and one that has been out of action for the last few weeks could make his return to the field in time to play in the season opener against the Falcons next weekend. Ramon Antonio Vargas..." September 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Saints LB Jonathan Vilma undergoing knee surgery today in Philadelphia; out for preseason should be back for opener.

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    Larry Holder @

    Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma restructured their contracts to remain with the team, source says.

  • Saints more likely to keep Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma than cut ties

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's clear to me that the New Orleans Saints would like defensive end Will Smith ($14.5 million salary cap) and linebacker Jonathan Vilma ($8.6 million) back in 2013. Otherwise, one or both would have been cut already. So at this point, I'd be surprised if Vilma and Smith weren't on the team by..." March 12

  • Sean Payton envisions Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Roman Harper on 2013 roster

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said he does envision defensive end Will Smith, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and safety Roman Harper on the Saints roster next year in an interview on WWL-AM on Tuesday night. Payton quickly added a disclaimer, though. "First off, I do envision those guys in a..." March 06

  • Saints will welcome veterans back ... at the right price "Statistically speaking, the New Orleans Saints had the worst defense in NFL history last season. That reality cost defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo his job, but coach Sean Payton would like to retain some of the noted veterans of that depressing unit. Defensive end Will Smith, linebacker..." March 05

  • Sean Payton: Jonathan Vilma still fits

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints' plans to transition to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Rob Ryan would seem to be bad news for linebacker Jonathan Vilma, a prototypical 4-3 middle linebacker, but coach Sean Payton said Tuesday he believes that the veteran can make the switch. Vilma, who was a key..." February 14