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90 Nick Fairley DT

New Orleans Saints

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Player Updates

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Saints' Nick Fairley: Season over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fairley (illness) was placed on the Saints' reserve/non-football injury list, 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, as he will be sidelined for the entire 2017 season. It 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. A devastating blow for the Saints defense, David Onyemata and Tony McDaniel will now be the frontrunners to replace Fairley on 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: Seeking third opinion on heart issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fairley is waiting on a third opinion on his career-threatening heart condition, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

While the specifics of Fairley's heart condition aren't all known, at least one doctor who evaluated him advised that he retire. The Saints have expressed concern for the defensive tackle's health, saying they only want him to play if there is complete confidence in his ability to remain healthy. It's unclear when the parties will make a final decision on Fairley's future, but the results of each additional medical opinion could play a large role in the final outcome. Fairley signed an extension with New Orleans in March and, if healthy, is very much a part of the team's future plans on defense.

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Saints' Nick Fairley: Career in jeopardy?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 conditioned 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' plans defensive plans for 2017.

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Saints' Nick Fairley: Re-signs with New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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: Excels in first season with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Fairley had 43 tackles (29 solo) and 6.5 sacks in 16 games in 2016.

After back-to-back disappointing seasons in Detroit and St. Louis, respectively, Fairley signed with New Orleans this offseason and returned to being a disruptive force on the interior of the defensive line. In fact, Fairley finished in a tie for fifth among NFL defensive tackles in total sacks in 2016. Fairley is a free agent this offseason, but he should likely start wherever he lands after his bounceback campaign.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/11/16OAK0000
29/18/16NYG0000
39/26/16ATL01.500
410/2/16SD01.500
610/16/16CAR00.500
710/23/16KC0000
810/30/16SEA0000
911/6/16SF0000
1011/13/16DEN01.000
1111/17/16CAR0000
1211/27/16LAR0000
1312/4/16DET0000
1412/11/16TB01.000
1512/18/16ARI0000
1612/24/16TB0000
171/1/17ATL01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
710/22/17@ GB1:00 pm
810/29/17CHI1:00 pm
911/5/17TB1:00 pm
1011/12/17@ BUF1:00 pm
1111/19/17WAS1:00 pm
1211/26/17@ LAR4:05 pm
1312/3/17CAR1:00 pm
1412/7/17@ ATL8:25 pm
1512/17/17NYJ1:00 pm
1612/24/17ATL1:00 pm
1712/31/17@ TB1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Detroit Lions10159.061000.0000
2012Detroit Lions133427.075.5000.0001
2013Detroit Lions153522.0136000.0001
2014Detroit Lions8148.061000.0000
2015 152918.0110.5000.0001
TOTAL6112784.04314000.0003
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Detroit Lions1000000000
2012Detroit Lions1300201010
2013Detroit Lions1500102421
2014Detroit Lions800100000
2015 1500001-510
TOTAL6100404-141
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/308
Birthdate:
1/23/1988
Age:
29
Hometown:
Mobile, AL, USA
School:
Auburn
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:

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