Pro Football weekly

New Orleans Saints


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

Wilkerson agrees to one-year deal with Saints

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
DE Jimmy Wilkerson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to reports.

Ayodele ready to compete for Saints' starting NT job

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
After starting 13 games last season, Saints DT Remi Ayodele told PFW he plans on re-earning the starting nose tackle job in 2010.

Saints' Bushrod, Thomas sign tenders

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints OT Jermon Bushrod and TE David Thomas signed their RFA tenders Tuesday.

Saints re-sign OT Strief

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Saints locked up a key backup on their offensive line Monday, re-signing restricted free-agent OT Zach Strief.

Reports: Ex-Bears DE Brown to join Saints

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Saints made their first significant free-agent addition of the offseason Wednesday, reportedly signing former Bears DE Alex Brown.

Saints DT Hargrove signs tender

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Saints DT Anthony Hargrove has signed his restricted free-agent tender and will return to the team in 2010, the club announced Monday.

Position change for Saints CB Jenkins unlikely

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
While the Saints might have to replace FS Darren Sharper next season, we hear the team is not eager to move CB Malcolm Jenkins to free safety in order to fill the void.

Saints not handcuffed by defensive needs

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
While the Saints' most pressing needs are on defense, team observers say plucking an eventual replacement for TE Jeremy Shockey shouldn't be ruled out.

Saints allow RB Bell to sign with Eagles

Posted March 24, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. ET
The Saints have decided not to match the Eagles' offer to restricted free-agent RB Mike Bell, allowing him to join Philadelphia.

Saints GM Loomis addresses contract talks with Sharper

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Saints GM Mickey Loomis responded to free-agent FS Darren Sharper's comments from earlier this week at a press conference Friday.

Saints still looking to fill D-line holes

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Saints are still looking for players to fill roles on their defensive line, but the free-agent pickings are getting slim.

Saints re-sign Prioleau

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Saints re-signed backup S Pierson Prioleau to a one-year deal and are having "positive" discussions with free-agent S Darren Sharper about a new deal.

Saints to cut DE Grant on Friday

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Saints trimmed two players from their roster Thursday and will cut another on Friday.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Reports: Saints tender Bell, Evans

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 7:54 a.m. ET
The Saints have placed the highest tender on OG Jahri Evans after RB Mike Bell received the lowest tender.

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.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE