May 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 7/24


Training camp is upon the New Orleans Saints, meaning the flow of information about the team is going to start picking back up in a big way here soon.

Today we’ll talk about the depth chart, specifically on the new-look defense. Let’s get right to it.

 

ESPN says Martez Wilson has a firm grip on one starter spot

Per Pat Yasinskas:

 Katherine Terrell has an overview of the situation at outside linebacker. Will Smith and Martez Wilson are scheduled to go to camp as the starters and the team is hoping they can generate a consistent pass rush. Don’t be surprised if Junior Galette, who also has some pass-rushing skills, earns some playing time.

 

Victor Butler, Roman Harper and Patrick Robinson start camp on PUP

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

Larry Holder reports that linebacker Victor Butler, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Patrick Robinson will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Butler tore his ACL during the offseason program and is expected to eventually go on injured reserve. The injuries to Robinson and Harper aren’t believed to be as serious and they could return during camp.

 

 Can Jonathan Vilma earn a starting role in the new 3-4?

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

Larry Holder has an overview of the situation at inside linebacker. Curtis Lofton is a certainty at one spot. But the bigger question is whether or not Jonathan Vilma can bounce back from knee injuries and fit in a 3-4 defensive scheme. Vilma didn’t like playing in the 3-4 when he was with the New York Jets, but the Saints seem confident the veteran will be able to adapt.

 

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