Nick Fairley

#90 DL / New Orleans Saints / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 308 lb Age: 29 College: Auburn Bye 5

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  • Saints' Nick Fairley: Season over
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fairley (illness) was placed on the Saints' reserve/non-football injury list Monday, effectively ending his 2017 campaign, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. Fairley's future in the league has been put into serious question due to his heart condition, which was first revealed earlier this month. The issue comes just a year after the 29-year-old recorded career highs with 43 tackles (29 solo) and 6.5 sacks across 16 games in New Orleans. It's a devastating blow for the Saints defense, and Fairley's absence leaves David Onyemata and Tony McDaniel as the frontrunners to fill in for him along the line. At this point, it seems like the safest option for Fairley is to hang up the cleats for good.

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  • Saints' Nick Fairley: Career in jeopardy?
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fairley has been absent from OTAs due to a heart issue that could jeopardize his career, FOX Sports' Jennifer Hale reports. The specifics of Fairley's condition aren't clear, but he's presumably set to undergo more testing so more details should come to light in due time. The former first-rounder is coming off the most productive season of his six-year career and losing him would throw a wrench in the Saints' defensive plans for 2017.

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  • Saints' Nick Fairley: Re-signs with New Orleans
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fairley signed a four-year, $30 million contract with the Saints on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Fairley was signed to a one-year deal with New Orleans last season and he produced career highs with 43 tackles and 6.5 sacks. His deal locks him up with the team through his age 33 season. Expect Fairley to start along the defensive line once again in 2017.

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  • Saints' Nick Fairley: 1.5 sacks in Week 3
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fairley made seven tackles (four solo), including 1.5 sacks, in Monday night's loss to the Falcons. Fairley was one of the few bright spots for the Saints in an otherwise ugly defensive performance on national television. However, his big performance against Atlanta was likely a mirage. In his previous five NFL seasons, Fairley had only one other game in which he had more than five tackles and the big defensive tackle has a career-high of only six sacks, which he set in 2013.

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  • Saints' Nick Fairley: Signing with Saints
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fairley will sign a one-year contract with the Saints, the Houston Chronicle reports. Fairley also visited the Patriots as a free agent, but apparently has decided to play for the Saints this coming season. In a situational role last year, Fairley managed only 29 tackles and 0.5 sacks for the Rams, but should enjoy a more expanded snap count with the Saints given their interior defensive line needs.

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