New Orleans Saints

Vilma deal with Saints confirmed (Update 5 p.m.)

Middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma will remain with the New Orleans Saints.

The team confirmed that Vilma has agreed to a contract. NFL Network is reporting the deal is a five-year, $34 million contract with $17 million guaranteed.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were reportedly trying to woo Vilma down to Florida for a visit, but Vilma is apparently staying put.

For a complete Saints free agency report, read Saturday's edition of the Sun Herald.