New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma misses practice Wednesday
Summary of 11 articles · Updated Aug 15, 2013
We’ve got a little more information on the Jonathan Vilma injury situation that the New Orleans Saints have been so quiet about. Well, now we know why Jonathan Vilma was in Philadelphia, and what he was getting a second opinion on. Vilma, 31, missed six games last season with a knee injury. The Saints have a quality backup in David Hawthorne The Saints acknowledged their concerns about Vilma’s health when they restructured his contract in the offseason. Back when we ranked him 18th on our NOLA.com top-25 ranking of the Saints roster this summer, we wrote that Vilma "might be the hardest player to rank" on the entire list. If his recovery goes well, the Saints are expecting he should be ready for their Sept. There’s also a reasonable question of how good a fit he is in a 3-4 defense, and that question will now have to be answered without the benefit of preseason snaps to work on it.