Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Vilma’

Will This Season Mirror the Saints 2009 Season? It Could!

To see how the Saints 2015 might be like the Superbowl winning season of 2009, we have to look back a bit. Let’s go back to 2008. It was a forgettable season as the black and gold went 8-8, finished at the bottom of the NFC South, and missed the playoffs (this after having gone […]

Pass Rusher Will Smith Not Ready To Retire Despite Release

Pass rusher Will Smith missed the 2013 season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game. Smith was released by the Saints last week along with defensive veterans Roman Harper, Jabari Greer and Jonathan Vilma. But Smith isn’t ready to retire at 32, Ramon Antonio Vargas of the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. “I’m ahead of […]

Saints To Ask Vilma And Smith To Restructure Their Deals

The Saints will ask linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, two players embroiled in the bounty scandal, to restructure their contracts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Smith is due $10.15 million for 2013, while Vilma is owed $6 million in the final year of his deal. If the players are unwilling to restructure, […]

Vilma Not Happy About ‘Anonymous Source’ Who Said Spagnuolo Should be Fired

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sounded off Wednesday morning about comments from an unnamed Saints player that said defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo should be fired, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Vilma wrote via Twitter about the player’s comments saying, “don’t give me ‘anonymous source’ bs” and “say who said it.” When asked for […]

Vilma Sits Down with Goodell; Gets Affidavit from Williams Thrown at Him

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma had a sit down today with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his suspension that was temporarily lifted. In Monday’s meeting, the NFL gave Vilma a sworn affidavit from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams that the New Orleans linebacker offered $10,000 to any teammate who knocked quarterback Brett Favre out of […]

Saints Place LB Jonathan Vilma on PUP List

In an expected move, the Saints placed previously suspended linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the physically unable to perform list Monday afternoon because of a lingering knee injury, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. This means Vilma will have to sit out at least six games before being eligible to return to the field. […]

Off the Hook – Four Current and Former Saints Players Suspensions Overturned in “Bounty Program”

All along the four current and former Saints players that were suspended for their involvement in “bounty gate” have stated that they were innocent of what they were accused of. Friday, they were finally able to celebrate what they felt all along. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove all had their suspensions […]

Bounty Gate: Just One Writer’s Opinion

As the Saints, along with the rest of New Orleans and the Northern Gulf Coast, prepare for the impending arrival of TS/Hurricane Isaac, their ability to weather the storm will once again be tested. Although a different type of storm, the dark clouds of the so-called “Bounty Gate” scandal hovers freshly above Who Dat Nation, seeking […]