As the Saints wait to find out whether they’ll have linebacker Jonathan Vilma in 2012, they know that they won’t have linebacker Chris Chamberlain.
Chamberlain tore an ACL on Friday night against the Jaguars, via WWLTV.com. He’s out for the year.
The fifth-year veteran followed former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo to New Orleans in the offseason, signing a three-year deal as a free agent in March. He was listed as a third-stringer in the team’s most recent unofficial depth chart.
Chamberlain, who entered the league as a seventh-round pick in 2008, started 13 of 16 games for the Rams in 2011.