Though cautious, Vilma remains productive

METAIRIE, La. – Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been a mainstay on the Saints’ injury report since he suffered a knee injury in Week 2, but he only missed one game in Week 3 and has remained productive ever since. The team has been resting Vilma during the week to keep the wear and tear off of the knee.

He came up big last Sunday, pouncing on a fumbled snap early before the Saints routed the Indianapolis Colts 62-7. Teammates joked that Vilma just got lucky, but he insisted that he saw the ball bounce off quarterback Curtis Painter’s chest and went after it.

Just as importantly, Vilma was able to sit out much of Sunday night’s game after it turned into a rout. Vilma has been arguably the Saints’ most instinctive playmakers since he arrived in 2008. So they hope he can gradually get better and get back close to 100 percent by the end of the season. The Week 11 bye should come at a great time.

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