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Jonathan Vilma

Jonathan Vilma - #51 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 04/16/1982
Birthplace Coral Gables, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 12th pick by Jets

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
37 0 1

Saints release DE McCray, two others

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Monday that they have released veteran DE Bobby McCray, waived CB Glenn Sharpe and released WR Roy Hall with an injury settlement.

Saints trade OT Brown to Redskins

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Saints traded OT Jammal Brown to the Redskins on Saturday for a 2011 draft pick, Saints executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a team-issued statement on Saturday.

Saints WR Moore signs RFA tender

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Saints WR Lance Moore signed his one-year, $1.759 million restricted free-agent tender on Friday, executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a club-issued statement.

Saints receive Super Bowl rings

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:41 a.m. ET
The Super Bowl champion Saints received their championship rings at a ceremony Wednesday night in downtown New Orleans.

Report: Saints S Harper agrees to sign tender

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Saints SS Roman Harper will avoid having his restricted free-agent tender offer reduced, according to PFW correspondent Mike Triplett, a beat writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Disgruntled Saints RB Thomas signs tender

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
Saints RB Pierre Thomas has signed his restricted free-agent tender, GM Mickey Loomis said Monday, but Thomas' agent says his client remains unhappy with his contract situation.

Saints OLT Brown will have to earn back starting job

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
OLT Jammal Brown has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender and is hoping to receive a long-term contract offer, but word is the Saints aren't interested in discussing such a deal with him.

Surprise onside kicks a percentage play

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Saints used an unexpected onside kick to propel them to a Super Bowl victory. Was this a reasonable risk to take, and will more teams use this element of surprise in the future?

Shockey released from hospital

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey has been released from the hospital, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday, after he suffered seizure-like symptoms in the team's weight room Thursday afternoon.

Saints TE Shockey hospitalized

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey was taken to a hospital after experiencing seizure-like systems during a workout in the team's weight room, reports indicate.

Saints’ Brown, McCray, Wilkerson in DLE mix

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DE Bobby McCray started all three playoff games at left end for the Saints last season after the usual starter, Charles Grant, suffered a torn triceps in Week 17, but McCray likely will fill a pass-rush specialist role next season.

Saints sign FB McKie

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Former Bears FB Jason McKie signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Monday.

Saints sign ex-Jaguars LB Ingram

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints have come to an agreement with former Jaguars LB Clint Ingram on a one-year contract, New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday.

Bird watching

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Falcons could be up to the task of dethroning the Saints in a division known for parity, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Saints could wait until July to sign veteran backup QB

Posted May 15, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Saints have yet to sign a veteran backup for QB Drew Brees, as the uncapped year's "final eight" rule has limited their options in free agency.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
People familiar with the situation say defensive end Will Smith and Vilma has agreed to restructure his contract in order to remain with the New Orleans Saints.||||||| The 31-year-old Smith and 30-year-old Vilma, both veteran defensive captains who were implicated in the NFL's bounty probe, would have consumed about $23 million combined in salary cap space had they not agreed to new deals before the new league year - and free agency - began Tuesday afternoon.
Posted Dec. 12, 2012
Vilma has asked a federal judge to allow him to move forward with his defamation case against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.||||||| In a motion filed Wednesday, Vilma drops his case against the NFL's disciplinary process, now that his suspension has been lifted. However, he continues to pursue damages from Goodell for harm he alleges was done to his reputation by the NFL's bounty probe of the New Orleans Saints. In an NFL appeal ruling Tuesday, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue threw out suspensions for Vilma and three other current and former Saints in connection with the bounty investigation.
Posted Nov. 27, 2012
Saints defensive end Will Smith says he and linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be present Friday when their lawyers cross examine former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in Washington, D.C. Williams appears at a bounty hearing on Friday morning, according to a schedule set by Paul Tagliabue. The former NFL commissioner has been appointed to oversee the latest round of player appeals in the matter.||||||| Smith and Vilma will leave Atlanta after Thursday night's game against the Falcons. They are among four players issued suspensions of various lengths in the league's probe of the Saints' cash-for-hits program. Smith and Vilma are playing while their appeals are pending. Williams and former Saints assistant Mike Cerullo were two of the NFL's central witnesses in the probe. Cerullo's appearance is scheduled for Thursday.
Posted Oct. 27, 2012
Vilma hopes to play a bigger role on the Saints' defense in his second game of the season Sunday against Denver. He said his knee, and his entire body, held up very well after the Tampa Bay game. He did not make a tackle but had one deflection and forced a near interception.||||||| Playing for the first time while appealing his season-long suspension for his role in the New Orleans' bounty program, Vilma played 18 snaps last Sunday against Tampa Bay. Vilma declined Friday to talk about any bounty-related topics leading into his appeals hearing Tuesday with former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who will decide whether to uphold Roger Goodell's ruling.
Posted Oct. 22, 2012
Vilma played for the first time on Sunday while appealing a season-long suspension due to his role in the Saints' bounty program, recording one quarterback hit and breaking up one pass.||||||| New Orleans still gave up a season-high 513 yards, but players said Vilma's return provided an emotional lift.

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