Saints put Jonathan Vilma on PUP

Even if New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's season-long suspension remains vacated, he won’t be able to play until after the sixth game of the season.

Vilma had his suspension overturned Friday and did not play in Sunday’s season opener. On Monday, the Saints placed Vilma on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

That’s no surprise. Vilma had knee issues last season and was rehabbing during the offseason program before his suspension first took hold.

Vilma is eligible to begin practicing after the sixth game and the Saints will have a three-week window to decide if they want to activate him on the 53-man roster.

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