Jets trade linebacker Jonathan Vilma to Saints for draft pick

Updated: February 29, 2008, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets traded linebacker Jonathan Vilma to the New Orleans Saints on Friday for a fourth-round draft pick in April.

If Vilma reaches certain playtime incentives and signs a contract extension with New Orleans, New York would instead receive a second- or third-round pick in 2009. The Jets would then give the Saints their fourth-round pick next year.

Vilma, who missed the last nine weeks of last season because of an injured right knee, had his production decline ...

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