Saints place Vilma on short-term IR

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran linebacker Jonathan Vilma on injured reserve/designated to return.

This move allows the team the chance to bring Vilma back to the active roster later this season.

Vilma has been recovering since the middle of August from a knee procedure that was performed in Philadelphia.

There is speculation that this move was made to make room for recently-returned wide receiver Robert Meachem.

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