METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma is hoping to play a bigger role on the Saints' defense in his second game of the season.
Playing for the first time while appealing his season-long suspension for his role in the New Orleans' bounty program, Vilma played 18 snaps last Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Vilma declined Friday to talk about any bounty-related topics leading into his appeals hearing Tuesday with former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who will decide whether to uphold Commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling.
Vilma readily discussed his role on the field after recovering from a knee injury that placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the Saints' first five games.
Vlima says he would play every down Sunday against Denver if the coaches let him.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Patriots vs. Bills Pick With LeSean McCoy banged up, is the under the play on Sunday when the Bills host the Patriots at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Bengals Pick The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals meet up in London this Sunday at 9:30AM ET. Will the two put on a...
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Titans Picks With Blake Bortles struggling, will the Jaguars and Titans play under the total for bettors on Thursday night this week?
Thumbnail NFL Week 8 Las Vegas Odds How does Las Vegas oddsmakers view Week 8's games in the NFL? Let's take a look.
Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Prediction Will the struggling Broncos not only beat the Texans tonight but also cover as a heavy favorite at 8:30PM ET on Monday Night Football?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages