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Jonathan Vilma on New Orleans Saints' suspended list

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma continues to battle the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell in the court room. In the meantime, the Saints are moving forward without his services. (Not that they have a choice.) NFL Network's Ian ...

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Jonathan Vilma on New Orleans Saints' suspended list

Suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma continues to battle the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell in the court room. In the meantime, the Saints are moving forward without his services. (Not that they have a choice.)
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Vilma was placed on the reserve/suspended list by the Saints, a source with knowledge of the move said. This is nothing more than a procedural move by the organization. It opens up a roster spot for the Saints to use elsewhere.
The team would surely love to somehow have Vilma available, but Goodell has spoken clearly on this matter. Vilma's appeal was rejected. There's not much left for the Saints to do other than move forward with Curtis Lofton in the middle of their defense at linebacker.


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Does reserve/suspended give more cap space?
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by x626xBlack View Post
There's not much left for the Saints to do other than move forward with Curtis Lofton in the middle of their defense at linebacker.
Kinda thought that was the plan all along, but I think signing him this season says they want him for at least 2 more years.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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Not sure if it was a plan or a back up..... At the time of the restructuring there was an anticipated suspension of 2-8 games. I am sure they wanted to keep him in the rotation but eventually phase him out.
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No matter what, we can't count on him in 2012. Who takes his spot though?????


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Old 07-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #6
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It would really be good to bring him back this year in the rotation. With time to heal he would still be a great leader here. Also, I believe that he restructured his contract. So it won't be about the money.
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