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Falcons aren’t signing Jonathan Vilma after workout


The Falcons did take a look at Jonathan Vilma, but they must not have liked what they saw.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Falcons won’t be signing the veteran linebacker after his workout, at least not yet.

If anything happens, training camp seems like a more reasonable time frame, for several reasons.

First, they can keep looking at existing options in the wake of Sean Weatherspoon’s season-ending Achilles injury. And given Vilma’s experience, it’s not like an extra month of work is going to make a difference, especially with the condition of his knees.

Realistically, players of his caliber will be available later, and probably players with healthy knees.

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14 Responses to “Falcons aren’t signing Jonathan Vilma after workout”
  1. posmoo says: Jun 18, 2014 5:17 PM

    is he the last of the good hurricane linebackers?

  2. jfcol says: Jun 18, 2014 5:21 PM

    Good. Couldn’t stand him as a Saint, especially the way he tried to cover up and deny “Bountygate.” Would have a hard time seeing him in a Falcons uniform.

  3. reesesteel23 says: Jun 18, 2014 5:25 PM

    Drew Brees wants an explanation

  4. ldfontenot says: Jun 18, 2014 5:38 PM

    Vilma was a great football warrior throughout his career and a great Saint. Wish him all the best.

  5. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 18, 2014 6:07 PM

    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted

  6. stroxler says: Jun 18, 2014 6:37 PM

    Good he’s too smart to play with a bunch of dummies like the falcants

  7. aceakking says: Jun 18, 2014 7:06 PM

    Falcons no like bounty, bruh.

  8. abninf says: Jun 18, 2014 7:25 PM

    Shad Khan is shocked and perplexed.

  9. tommysaint1 says: Jun 18, 2014 7:29 PM

    Another terrible year coming up for the birds. At least you guys are getting good at losing.

  10. marcinhouston says: Jun 18, 2014 7:48 PM

    Paul Taglibouge overturned all the bounty suspensions, get over it. He wanted an explanation too, and Goodell’s lawyers did not have one. It was one renegade defensive coordinator who is now back at work with another team and did the same thing with every other team he coached. Vilma would be trying to play for a contender if he was healthy, the Falcons are not a contender.

  11. mackcarrington says: Jun 18, 2014 9:58 PM

    When you speak of “players of his caliber”, are you speaking in the past tense?

  12. silentcount says: Jun 18, 2014 10:22 PM

    It would be punishment for Vilma to be a Falcon and he doesn’t deserve that. He’s a Saint who challenged the evil Goodell’s claimed 50 thousand pages of evidence and won. Goodell should be in jail for his slanderous accusations and abuse of power.

  13. 34defense2014 says: Jun 18, 2014 11:47 PM

    Why do people talk as if Bounties are something new? It’s been going on since Football has been around!! Hell, they made posters with a wanted sign of Brown lol

  14. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 19, 2014 2:25 AM

    Wow going after ex saints players past their prime. Is Dimitroff desperate or something?
    What is she doing over there as GM in Atlanta?

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