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Jimmy Wilkerson to visit Saints next week

The Saints added Alex Brown, but may not be done tinkering with their defensive line.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports unrestricted free agent Jimmy Wilkerson will visit the Saints next week.  Under the “Final Eight” rules, the Saints can only sign the same number of unrestricted free agents as the number of their own
unrestricted free agents who signed with other clubs.

Scott Fujita signed elsewhere, so the Saints have one spot to work with.  Brown’s addition doesn’t count against them because he was released by the Bears.

Wilkerson was productive last year in Tampa, but is coming off a torn ACL and may not be ready to pass a physical for a while. He also visited the Rams in March.

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5 Responses to “Jimmy Wilkerson to visit Saints next week”
  1. Mean D says: Apr 9, 2010 1:50 PM

    He’s a bum. They can have him.

  2. WHODAT says: Apr 9, 2010 2:21 PM

    If they sign him i’ll be pissed… Why would we want the Yucs leftovers??

  3. teke184 says: Apr 9, 2010 2:24 PM

    Don’t the Saints get credit for an additional spot because they let Mike Bell walk as an RFA instead of matching the Eagles’ contract offer?

  4. realheavyd says: Apr 10, 2010 12:53 PM

    It’s only UFA’s , not RFA’s, that count against that rule…

  5. realheavyd says: Apr 10, 2010 1:10 PM

    Mean D and WHODAT are apparently a couple of morons who know nothing about football.
    This guy is a stud who led the entire Tampa Bay defensive line last season before he tore his ACL He might not be quite ready for the start of the season from his surgery, but the Saints already have an upgrade over Grant in Alex Brown signed to the squad.
    Adding Wilkerson to the mix would give them an awesome rotation at both ends with Smith, Brown, McCray and Wilkerson throughout most of this season!
    Get a clue fellas!

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