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Jonathan Vilma placed on New Orleans Saints' IR

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's 2013 season lasted one game.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Vilma was placed on season-ending injured reserve, only one game after being activated from the IR-recall list. The team later confirmed the move.

There is no early indication whether he aggravated the knee injury that kept him out early this season or if he suffered a new injury.

The 31-year-old recorded one tackle Sunday in New Orleans' 26-20 loss to the Jets. As Rapoport pointed out, it's safe to start pondering if Vilma's NFL career might be over.

The Saints' much-improved defense has gotten along swimmingly without Vilma. David Hawthorne has been solid since replacing the veteran linebacker.

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