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Vilma, Evans to be Featured on NFL Network's "Top 100: Players of 2011"

Saints LB and OL will be ranked in the top 40 of the list


OL Jahri Evans and LB Jonathan Vilma will be featured in this Sunday's episode of NFL Network's "The Top 100: Players of 2011" at 7 pm CT.

WR Marques Colston and OL Carl Nicks have already appeared on the list, coming in at No. 53 and No. 55, respectfully.

Vilma will be presented by QB Drew Brees and Evans will be showcased by Head Coach Sean Payton.

As a team, the Saints have a total of five players to be ranked in the Top 100.
Vilma was elected by teammates as one of five team captains last season. He started all 16 regular season games and NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle. He led the defense with tackles for the third straight year with 131 (69 solo), adding a career-high four sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery on his way to being named to the Pro Bowl for the second-straight season and third time of his career.

Since 2009, Evans has enjoyed two of the most decorated seasons for a Saints offensive lineman. He's been voted to the last two Pro Bowls as a starter, was a 2009 and 2010 first-team All-Pro and is widely regarded as among the NFL's top linemen

Last season, Evans started all 16 regular games for the fifth consecutive season and opened one playoff contest. He has started every game since being drafted, now having opened 80-consecutive contests – the most for a Saints offensive linemen to begin his career and the second-most by a Saint overall. He is part of one of only two offensive lines in the NFL to start all 16 regular season games.

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