New Orleans Saints Place Jonathan Vilma On PUP List

New Orleans Saints Place Jonathan Vilma On PUP List
Sports

The New Orleans Saints have put middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the physically unable to perform list, and he will be unavailable until Week 6 of the 2012 NFL season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter:

Vilma was one of four players whose suspensions were overturned on Friday by an appeals panel. Scott Fujita and Will Smith also returned to the Saints, while Anthony Hargrove remains a free agent. Vilma had previously been barred from playing for the entire season due to his alleged role in the Saints’ bounty program.

The 30-year-old was on the sidelines for the Saints’ Week 1 loss to theWashington Redskins, but he was not in pads. Vilma continues to recover from a knee injury, as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio addressed.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer notes that the four players are not completely in the clear, and commissioner Roger Goodell can still suspend them again if he uncovers new evidence.

Florio believes this could take up to a month. If Goodell successfully makes his case in that time frame, Vilma would not see the field this season.

The Saints acquired middle linebacker Curtis Lofton during the offseason to fill Vilma’s void; he had nine tackles in the team’s first game.

While the 26-year-old is a productive player, he does not provide the on-field leadership that has enabled Vilma to stand out during his tenure with the Saints, and New Orleans certainly hopes that injury and suspension do not keep Vilma off the field for all of 2012.

Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

Original Video

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana

Jesus has risen, but how high did he get? While Easter and 4/20 falling on the same day is most definitely a weird coincidence, it will also highlight a pretty important public opinion on what’s more important: weed or candy eggs? Sto...

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Strategy

The Truth About Intelligence: Is It Genetically Inherited Or Earned?

According to the dictionary, intelligence is the ability of acquiring and applying knowledge and skills. However, it’s not that simple, since intelligence is a notion that is often misunderstood. Some people believe that intelligence is the knowledge you gain through education, while others believe it has nothing to do with education, but it is the […]

Technology

Scientists Are Trying To Build A Human Heart By 3D Printing It

All the buzz around 3D printing has yielded a very interesting undertaking by a team of scientists at the Univerity of Lousville in Kentucky. The team of researchers is busily trying to leverage the technology to construct a human heart. Of course, this is not entirely groundbreaking. Scientists have used similar technology in the past […]

Life

The 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

Do you know what I don’t spend very much time thinking about? What my relationship with my kids will be like in the future. For example, how will my relationship with my son be? It’s clearly because I’m not planning to have children anytime soon, but nevertheless, it’s an interesting thing to think about. I […]

Money

10 Things That Truly Passionate People Do Differently

Being passionate is important in life, but it also can be difficult to deal with. Just like with all good things, too much of it can be damaging. However, passionate people, overall, do live happier and better lives than the average individual. Passions give us purpose, but more than that, they make us feel that […]