Nov 18, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Coliseum. The Saints defeated the Raiders 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 5/16

It’s business as usual in the world of New Orleans Saints news. We’ve got plenty to talk about even if it’s the offseson. Today we’ll update the Saints cap situation, check in with Jonathan Vilma and more.

Let’s take a look.


ESPN Says Jonathan Vilma is Comfortable in 3-4

Per Pat Yasinskas:

Speaking publicly for the first time this offseason, linebacker Jonathan Vilma addressed the team’s switch to the 3-4 defense and said he is comfortable with it. A lot of people remember that Vilma was unhappy in the 3-4 when he played for the New York Jets and that led to his trade to New Orleans. But Vilma said his problem wasn’t the scheme. He said he didn’t think the Jets had the personnel to run the 3-4 properly.


ESPN Says the Saints’ Red Flag is At Left Tackle

Per Pat Yasinskas:

The Saints lost Jermon Bushrod in free agency. Charles Brown and Jason Smith at least have some NFL experience, but Football Outsiders isn’t high on either of them. The Saints also used a third-round pick on Terron Armstead and some think he can follow in the footsteps of Bushrod, Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks as solid offensive linemen found by the Saints long after the first round.


ESPN Reports Saints Only Have $1.6 Million in Cap Space

Per Pat Yasinskas:

The New Orleans Saints are $1.6 million under the cap. That number is a little different than what I told you the other day after the Saints had signed all their draft picks and the discrepancy was due to the fact that the NFL Players Association hadn’t updated their numbers to reflect only the top 51 cap figures. Anyway, the Saints don’t have much room to work with. They’ll need more than $1.6 million to eventually sign practice-squad players and keep some money available in case they have injuries and need to sign replacements.


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