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Saints 2014 Free Agent Rankings, Part 1

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#15 – Jonathan Vilma, Linebacker

November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) eyes San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) from across the line during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps my most unpopular pick. Vilma does not make my Top 10. It looked as though Vilma was ready to prove everyone wrong about his ability to produce in a 3-4 defense, but after another knee procedure this season and immediately going to injured reserve after one game, his season never happened.

2014 Outlook: I know what everyone is thinking, and yes, I love Jonathan Vilma. I love what he brings to the team, however, we’re at the point of having to make tough decisions. Vilma has been bothered by a left knee injury since the 2011 season, and we know he wants to play, but his knee isn’t holding up to do so. He would have to be willing to come back at a cheap price tag, and continue to be a part-time linebacker for the Saints.