Dunno if he can be worth the vet minimum approaching a million in a 3-4 tho
This is the gist of the Vilma argument imo. I don't think any team, even 4-3 teams, will offer him any more than the min. So if the Saints wanted him he probably would come back for that.
But do they really want him back? It's not like he was much more than average in his prime in a 3-4. And his prime days are far in the past.
Maybe Payton wasn't blowing smoke when he talked about him fitting in, though. I guess we'll see.