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Saints place Jonathan Vilma on injured reserve, ending season

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have moved linebacker Jonathan Vilma to injured reserve, ending his season - and possibly his career - only three days after he had returned for his first game of this season.

Vilma began the season on short-term injured reserve because of an arthroscopic procedure in August on his left knee, which has troubled him through multiple surgeries over the past two-plus seasons. The designation allowed the 10th-year linebacker to return to practice in Week 8 and to the active roster in Week 9.

Vilma was activated Saturday and played 12 defensive snaps in a 26-20 loss to his former team, the New York Jets, on Sunday. That represented about 20 percent of the Saints' defensive snaps. He was credited with one tackle.

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