Jonathan Vilma to the Atlanta Falcons?

Mike Ehrmann

According to a report by Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, the Atlanta Falcons will bring in 32-year old and former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for a visit. They're looking to replace injured middle linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who is out for the year with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Could the Saints play against their former defensive captain Jonathan Vilma twice next season? The possibility exists, as NFL.com's Dan Hanzus reports that the free agent middle linebacker could soon be on his way to Atlanta for a physical and a potential signing.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the Falcons' interest in the former Saints linebacker in a series of tweets, included this one:

According to Hanzus, Atlanta is also interested in free-agent veterans Pat Angerer and Tim Robbins.

The reaction from both Falcons and Saints fans has been swift and not overly positive, as evidenced by the sampling of Tweets below. Which side of the fence do you stand on?

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