Jonathan Vilma: Veteran LB Will Provide Emotional Boost for Saints in Week 7

October 21, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints have been without their defensive leader this season, but Jonathan Vilma will play in Week 7.
Here's what ESPN's report had to say regarding Vilma's status:
Vilma is expected to play between 20 to 30 snaps, two team sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. Sunday might be the only chance for Vilma, who is recovering from a knee surgery, to get back on the field this season if his bounty suspension, on appeal, winds up going back into effect in about a week or so.
Vilma knows that this could be his only chance to play, meaning he will bring a 110-percent effort while he's on the field. Because he is the Saints' emotional leader on defense, expect his team to play harder than normal.
He may not be completely healthy. ESPN mentions that Vilma had "several offseason procedures done on his knee, which had slowed him last season and sidelined him five games." However, he will get by on emotion and adrenaline when he needs too.
Vilma, despite his recent...

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