If he gets suspended for half the season which I expect him to be, I think hes gone.I wonder how many players theyre going to lose over this.?
The Saints have shown interest in Curtis Lofton, a league source said Thursday, adding to a growing list of linebackers the team has scheduled interviews with.
Multiple outlets also are reporting that David Hawthorne and Joe Mays.
Lofton, 25, is scheduled to visit with New Orleans this coming weekend.
In four years with Atlanta as the team's middle linebacker, Lofton compiled 492 tackles, four sacks, 15 passes defensed and three interceptions.
The move could mean the Saints are beginning to look at moving on from Jonathan Vilma. At 29, Vilma is older and has had more wear and tear on his body. He spent five weeks this season sidelined with a knee injury that eventually required surgery.
But just as important as Vilma's health is that he has a large salary cap figure, upwards of $7.6 million this year and $8.1 million next year.