Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/8/12
Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith are back.It should be interesting to see what happens now.Smith, a defensive end, should not have much of a problem.  He was allowed to practice with the team, and should know the defense quite well.  He is also a strong all-around end, having been used in both a 3-4 and 4-3.  Smith will be a big asset for the Saints as the face rookie QB sensation Robert Griffin III.Vilma is in a more difficult situation.  The Saints had already signed Curtis Lofton to a deal that could last through 2017.  Vilma being back means that they now have two starting middle linebackers in a 4-3 defense.For this week, that shouldn't be a problem, since the lifting of the suspensions came so close to the season opener.  Vilma was not allowed to practice with the team, so he does not know the gameplan against Robert Griffin III.  Since the middle linebacker is the quarterback of the defense, that essentially makes him out this week.However, Vilma missed training camp at a key ti...
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