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Saints activate former Jet Jonathan Vilma from short-term IR

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished for participating in a pay-for-pain bounty system. AP video. (May 2)

The Saints activated linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the short-term injured reserve list Saturday -- meaning he'll make his season debut Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the team that drafted him almost 10 years ago.

Vilma, who was placded on IR with a designation to return in Week 1 after undergoing a preseason procedure on his knee, has been practicing the past two weeks, according to reports out of New Orleans.

The 10-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowler has been dealing with nagging knee injuries for the past few years.

VIlma was the Jets' 12th overall pick in 2004.

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