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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

Judge does not foresee bounty settlement

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said that the failure of the settlement talks for the bounty case was “extremely disappointing."

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Saints acquire S Bush, waive S Amaya

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Saints have claimed S Rafael Bush off waivers from the Broncos and waived S Jonathon Amaya.

PK Kasay among Saints' final cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Saints cut 22 players from their active roster on Friday, including veteran PK John Kasay.

Goodell focuses on prohibition of bounties in letter to fans

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans on Friday and put an emphasis on keeping bounties out of football. 

Saints cut DT Ayodele, QB McCown

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The Saints waived 13 players and terminated the contracts of vested veterans DT Remi Ayodele and QB Luke McCown.

Packers release DE Hargrove

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Packers have released DE Anthony Hargrove, the club announced Friday.

Saints' Kromer has respect of players

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While Aaron Kromer is only the Saints’ interim interim head coach, our sources do not anticipate he will have much of a problem gaining respect from players.

Saints made right choice in selecting Kromer

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
The Saints showed good judgment in selecting a fill-in for suspended head coach Sean Payton for the second time this offseason.

Saints name Kromer interim coach during Vitt's absence

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will be the Saints’ head coach for the first six games of the regular season while Joe Vitt is suspended, the team said Wednesday.

Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick.

Report: Saints sign WR Camarillo

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
A league source said the Saints signed free-agent WR Greg Camarillo on Sunday.

Saints lose backup LB Chamberlain

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
A Saints LB corps already facing a season without the suspended Jonathan Vilma has suffered a further blow with the loss of backup LB Chris Chamberlain.

NFLPA challenges Goodell's bounty case declaration

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed documents in court disputing Roger Goodell's claim he was prepared to discipline "bountygate" players back in March.

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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