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The Saints may be losing one of their most valuable offensive players
for this Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but one of their
defense's best is ready to play for the first time all season.
The Saints said Saturday that tight end Jimmy Graham will not play this
weekend, but linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been taken off the physically
unable to perform list and will suit up for the team Sunday.
Even if the defensive captain doesn't play Sunday, activating the three-time Pro-Bowler is step one.
Vilma, who was suspended for the entire season as part of the "Bountygate" scandal,
is in the process of appealing to
commissioner Roger Goodell. Vilma has requested that Goodell not be a part of the appeal, and the commissioner has assigned the task to his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue.
window to play this season could be small, with Tagliabue's decision likely to come before the Saints play the Broncos on Oct. 28.
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According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.Graham has been dealing with a high ankle sprain all week.
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was activated for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN.com reported Saturday. Vilma, who has been recovering from a knee injury, is expected to play between 20 and 30 snaps. Vilma's one-year suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program -- which is under appeal -- will be decided Oct. 30. He returned...
The New Orleans Saints continue to be “tight-lipped”
regarding the prospects of linebacker Jonathan Vilma and tight end Jimmy Graham
playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Nakia Hogan of nola.com.
The Saints continue to be
tight-lipped about the prospects of linebacker Jonathan Vilma playing, while
tight end Jimmy Graham is officially
listed as questionable...
The New Orleans Saints have ruled out tight end Jimmy Graham for when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Battling an ankle injury, Graham will not even make the trip to Tampa Bay for the Saints’ Week 7 NFL game.
After missing some time two weeks ago when the Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers, Graham was able to return in the second half. He was used solely as a...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma participated in practice again Friday and appears likely to be activated from the physically unable to perform list in time to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Interim head coach Aaron Kromer said Vilma has made some impressive plays in practice this week, but the decision on whether to play him against the Buccaneers...
According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Graham sprained his ankle against the Chargers in Week 5 and had plenty of time to rest with New Orleans on a bye in Week 6. We've heard conflicting reports regarding his status for Sunday, but it seems likely he'...
Jimmy Graham has been ruled out week seven against Tampa Bay due to an ankle injury. Graham sustained a the injury against San Diego on October 7th and was still dealing with pain over the course of the Saints bye week.
Fantasy owners looking for a replacement for Graham may want to avoid picking up Graham’s back up David Thomas, as Thomas will likely not be used in a similar...
According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) will be a game-time decision.Fantasy Spin:Graham sprained his ankle against the Chargers in Week 5 yet is still not 100 percent after the bye. There is no tight end this side of Rob Gronkowski and Tony Gonzalez who can replace Graham's numbers.
Jonathan Vilma played for the first time while appealing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints bounty program and Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns to pace a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
While it's debatable how much Vilma's return impacted the Saints defense, the unit turned back two drives near the...
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NFL players' union might challenge former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue as the appeals officer in the Saints' bounties case.
Tagliabue is scheduled to hear the appeals of Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove on Oct. 30. He was appointed by his successor, Roger Goodell.
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay BuccaneersNew Orleans: The Saints come out of their bye week unexpectedly in the NFC South cellar, owners of a dismal 1-4 record. Luckily for fantasy owners, the Saints troubles have mostly just been on the defensive side of the ball, as Drew Brees is once again fantasy’s number one QB in terms of per game production. He’s mostly done it with...
Week 6 Complimentary NFL Teaser Results
This week we’re featuring another sweetheart, 4-team teaser that offers 13 points per game.
San Francisco and Seattle UNDER 50.5 total points
Green Bay Packers + 8 @ St. Louis
New Orleans Saints + 11 @ Tampa Bay
New England Patriots + 3 v. NY Jets
Why we like these games:
Seattle has the second best defense in the NFL,...