The New Orleans Saints have veteran linebacker Jonathan Vilma back in uniform after missing the first five games of the season due to suspension involving the team's bounty scandal. Vilma is active for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Injured tight end Jimmy Graham and linebacker David Hawthorne are among the inactive players for New Orleans. Also on the list are running back Chris Ivory, cornerback Elbert Mack, defensive end Turk McBride, offensive tackle Bryce Harris and defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker.
Vilma was told he would be eased into the lineup and can expect anywhere from 20 to 30 plays in his first game back.
Graham sustained an ankle injury against the San Diego Chargers Oct. 7. He was considered a game-time decision against the Bucs.