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biloxi-indian 04-20-2012 06:01 PM

Saints rework Vilma's contract...
 
April 20, 2012 5:55 p.m. - by Larry Holder

The Saints recently restructured LB Jonathan Vilma's contract, according to a league source. The restructuring details weren't immediately known, but Vilma's salary cap figure was going to be around $7.5 million in 2012. Vilma's reworked deal makes sense considering the Saints' offseason signing of LB Curtis Lofton, who may be Vilma's replacement. Vilma's production has decreased because of lingering knee injuries.

Source: Saints restructure LB Vilma's contract - New Orleans Saints - CBSSports.com RapidReports

mikesaintfan 04-20-2012 06:09 PM

so how much cap room does that save us this year?

halloween 65 04-20-2012 06:11 PM

I'm guessing back-up money. Sign and trade for picks would be nice, don't know what we could get, possible 5th or 6th.

Rugby Saint II 04-20-2012 07:45 PM

If Vilma restructured his contract to stay then I think we should let him stay.......unless he is suspended for an awfully long time. He may accept a lesser role because he wants to be in the rotation for a Superbowl contender and that sir is what we are.

Luda34 04-20-2012 07:56 PM

That's good to here since he's coming off a injury plague year and he's going to miss sometime this year

The Dude 04-20-2012 08:12 PM

Freeing up money to get Brees contract done?

|Mitch| 04-20-2012 08:30 PM

I think the Vilma and Greer contracts are to make more cap space for Drew...

QBREES9 04-20-2012 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Dude (Post 399186)
Freeing up money to get Brees contract done?

One would hope.

Marlboro Man 04-21-2012 12:12 AM

Vilma is expecting a 6-8 game suspension.

dueceloose 04-21-2012 12:24 AM

Great news to hear.. more money to give brees and we keep number 51 on our team.


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