New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending the veteran's season and leaving his future up in the air. Cornerback Chris Carr, who was initially cut to make room for Vilma on the active roster, was re-signed this week. The 31-year-old Vilma, a..." November 07
Saints place LB Jonathan Vilma on IR today. Re-signed CB Chris Carr
ESPN New York "The New Orleans Saints activated linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the short-term injured reserve list Saturday, making him eligible to play for the first time this season Sunday against the New York Jets. Vilma was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return in Week 1 after he had an..." November 03
Sources: The #Saints plan to place LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) on Injured Reserve designated to return
Pro Football Talk "The Saints kept nine players listed as linebackers when they cut their roster down to 53 players on Saturday and one that has been out of action for the last few weeks could make his return to the field in time to play in the season opener against the Falcons next weekend. Ramon Antonio Vargas..." September 01
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma undergoing knee surgery today in Philadelphia; out for preseason should be back for opener.
Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma restructured their contracts to remain with the team, source says.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's clear to me that the New Orleans Saints would like defensive end Will Smith ($14.5 million salary cap) and linebacker Jonathan Vilma ($8.6 million) back in 2013. Otherwise, one or both would have been cut already. So at this point, I'd be surprised if Vilma and Smith weren't on the team by..." March 12
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said he does envision defensive end Will Smith, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and safety Roman Harper on the Saints roster next year in an interview on WWL-AM on Tuesday night. Payton quickly added a disclaimer, though. "First off, I do envision those guys in a..." March 06
NFL.com "Statistically speaking, the New Orleans Saints had the worst defense in NFL history last season. That reality cost defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo his job, but coach Sean Payton would like to retain some of the noted veterans of that depressing unit. Defensive end Will Smith, linebacker..." March 05
ESPN.com "The New Orleans Saints' plans to transition to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Rob Ryan would seem to be bad news for linebacker Jonathan Vilma, a prototypical 4-3 middle linebacker, but coach Sean Payton said Tuesday he believes that the veteran can make the switch. Vilma, who was a key..." February 14