He's baaaaaack! Jonathan Vilma has been activated from the PUP list and will play, most likely starting at weakside linebacker in David Hawthorne's place. Hawthorne remains out with a lingering hamstring issue. The news first broke through Jennifer Hale's twitter account:
— Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) October 20, 2012
The tweet also indicates that Jimmy Graham will miss this game, which is a huge blow to the Saints' offense. Given the fact that Graham has been able to practice on a limited basis this week hopefully this will just be for one game. The Saints do get Lance Moore back so the receiving core should be at full strength. I guess we'll have to rely on David Thomas to at least give the Saints something in the passing game, and I assume veteran Daniel Graham will get more reps as well.