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  1. Saints signing former Dolphins DE Jason Jones


    Sat, 12 Aug 2017

    could use both. Jones also adds versatility to play across the formation, something New Orleans sorely needed. With Nick Fairley on injured reserve, the Saints needed more bodies in their defensive line rotation. Jones won't provide much pop

  2. NFC South training camp preview: Key issues, players to watch


    Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    should give the Saints a stellar secondary. The questions up front persist, however. The heart condition that sent Nick Fairley to the NFI list was a blow. An already-flimsy defensive front became that much more shallow. A.J. Klein and Manti

  3. Saints place Nick Fairley on NFL list, ending his season


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    20-11 | 10-1 The move comes after Fairley consulted with multiple doctors regarding ..... month, coach Sean Payton announced that Fairley was seeking a third opinion on whether ..... middle of their defensive line. Losing Fairley weakens an already shallow front seven

  4. Cameron Jordan: Saints ready to win Super Bowl now


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017

    The news emanating from New Orleans this offseason doesn't scream optimism. But Saints DE Cameron Jordan said the club isn't building for the future, they're building to win a Super Bowl.

  5. Saints sign veteran defender Tony McDaniel


    Thu, 15 Jun 2017

    Jacksonville. It's fair to wonder if the signing could have anything to do with the status of Saints interior defender Nick Fairley , who is still waiting for a third opinion on his heart condition. The Saints also have last year's first-rounder

  6. Payton: Nick Fairley to get third opinion on heart issue


    Fri, 9 Jun 2017

    coach Sean Payton told reporters that Fairley 's evaluation is "still ongoing" and ..... condition that we're talking about." Fairley , the No. 13 overall pick in 2011 by ..... with the condition. The Saints signed Fairley to a four-year, $28 million contract

  7. Nick Fairley's NFL future in question due to medical issue


    Tue, 6 Jun 2017

    Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been away from the team's ..... weeks, sources with knowledge of Fairley 's situation have told ..... condition that previously came up in Fairley 's pre-draft physical. The lineman

  8. Nick Fairley's NFL future in question due to medical issue


    Tue, 6 Jun 2017

    Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been away from the team's ..... weeks, sources with knowledge of Fairley 's situation have told ..... condition that previously came up in Fairley 's pre-draft physical. The lineman

  9. Garafolo: Saints still hope Nick Fairley can continue career


    Mon, 5 Jun 2017


    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports on that New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a career-threatening heart condition that is keeping him out of OTAs.

  10. NFC South draft needs: Panthers, Bucs can target premier RBs


    Thu, 20 Apr 2017

    seven can carry you to many great places. Inspiring play last year from first-rounder Sheldon Rankins and veteran Nick Fairley give us reason to believe this could be a formidable defense sooner rather than later. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7 picks

  11. 2011 NFL Draft do-over: Broncos pass on Von Miller for J.J. Watt


    Thu, 13 Apr 2017

    a bit thanks to a loaded draft class, but the talented defensive tackle finds a home in Minnesota. Original pick: Nick Fairley , DT, Auburn. Harris was drafted: Harris went undrafted. Detroit was in desperate need of a cornerback, and Harris

  12. 2017 NFL Draft: 8 biggest boom-or-bust players on defense


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017

    Two of the draft's top defensive backs, and two stars from Alabama, make Chad Reuter's list of the riskiest potential picks on defense in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  13. Roundup: Terrelle Pryor visiting with Redskins


    Mon, 13 Mar 2017

    Terrelle Pryor is out to find a new mate. As talks continue to stall with Cleveland, the former Browns wideout is visiting with the Washington Redskins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

  14. 2017 NFL Free Agency: Teams with the most at stake


    Tue, 7 Mar 2017

    career. The anticipated trade of wide receiver Brandin Cooks and probable departure of disruptive defensive tackle Nick Fairley are only two changes that should hit this roster. With a fine skill-position group in place, expect the Saints to

  15. 2017 NFL free agency: Top 101 available players


    Fri, 3 Mar 2017

    edge tandem during New England's Super Bowl run. 37) Nick Fairley , New Orleans Saints defensive tackle: A prime example of Bill Parcells' planet theory, Fairley is one of the few humans alive capable of exploding through

  16. 2017 NFL free agency: The original top 101 players


    Wed, 1 Mar 2017

    For context, here is the original list of the Top 101 Free Agents of 2017. This is how the board looked upon its initial unveiling, before franchise tags, signings and releases muddled the rankings.

  17. NFL awards compensatory draft picks to 16 teams


    Sat, 25 Feb 2017

    CITY Lost: Jeff Allen; Tyvon Branch; Chase Daniel; Sean Smith; Donald Stephenson Gained: Mitchell Schwartz Lost: Nick Fairley ; Janoris Jenkins; Rodney McLeod MIAMI Lost: Rishard Matthews; Lamar Miller; Derrick Shelby; Kelvin Sheppard

  18. Six free agents who could be overpriced this offseason


    Thu, 23 Feb 2017

    more fruitful than, say, a short-term commitment to some of the other, cheaper veterans on the market, like Nick Fairley . Fairley can do less and is more effective on a bigger front, but could be significantly less costly. For the record

  19. Franchise-tag primer: Predictions for all 32 NFL teams


    Tue, 14 Feb 2017

    Kalil and Andre Smith , are headed for free agency. New Orleans Saints: Consider it a good sign that defensive tackle Nick Fairley could be the Saints ' best free agent. New York Jets: General manager Mike Maccagnan already re-signed the team

  20. Nick Fairley brings down Matt Ryan for sack


    Sun, 1 Jan 2017


    New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley records a sack on Matt Ryan, reaching a career-best 6.5 sacks this season.

  21. Buccaneers Saints Football - Jacquizz Rodgers


    Sat, 24 Dec 2016

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) is stopped by New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley (90) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  22. Reading the Defense: Will Carlos Dunlap disappoint?


    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

    defensive front this weekend. Week 15 sleeper Nick Fairley , DL, New Orleans Saints: Fairley has been a boom or bust fantasy option this ..... this season -- fourth-most in the league. Fairley should have ample chance to get after the quarterback

  23. Saints Buccaneers Football - Doug Martin, Stephone Anthony, Nick Fairley


    Sun, 11 Dec 2016

    New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Stephone Anthony (50) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (90) team hop to stop Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) on a run during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  24. What we learned: Injury-marred Panthers pull off win


    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

    This is certainly the best the Saints ' defense has looked in years, keyed by Cameron Jordan , Dannell Ellerbe and Nick Fairley . But the Saints continue to make too many unforced errors. Brees has dug big holes in consecutive weeks with turnovers

  25. Fairley stuffs Stewart for loss of 3 yards


    Thu, 17 Nov 2016


    New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley stuffs Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart for a loss of 3 yards on the run.