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.