Saints activate LB Vilma from reserve injured list

The Associated Press
Saints place LB Vilma on IR, ending season
New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) during their NFL football training camp in Metairie, La., Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints activated linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the reserve injured list a day before they play his former team.

Vilma (knee) has practiced the past two weeks without any apparent limitations and was eligible for the first time this season to come off of short-term injured reserve.

The Saints play at the New York Jets on Sunday.

Vilma, who broke into the league with the New York Jets, had arthroscopic knee surgery in August.

New Orleans also announced Saturday that it has have waived cornerback Chris Carr and that defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee) will miss Sunday's game.