Harper is keeping quiet for now, while the team's training headquarters is closed to media. He has not returned a phone message left after the NFL announced player punishments.
The Saints as an organization also have not commented since the player suspensions were announced. There's been no word from general manager Mickey Loomis or assistant head coach Joe Vitt — who's handling most head coaching duties during Sean Payton's season-long suspension — concerning how the club will respond to Vilma and Smith suspensions.
Of the players who have spoken up, most have done so on social media web sites.
Receiver Lance Moore, back along with much of New Orleans' record-setting offense, was among those who, in the wake of the suspension, predicted continued success for a Saints club seeking a fourth-straight playoff appearance.
"We will be fine!!!" Moore tweeted. "Who Dat all day!"
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