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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Saints bringing back Nick Fairley on $30M deal


    Thu, 9 Mar 2017

    season of his career, the 29-year-old Fairley was a wire-to-wire contributor for ..... and performed well as a pass-rusher. Fairley wasn't nearly as strong against the ..... the league beyond the 49ers , keeping Fairley makes sense. The question for New Orleans

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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

  15. 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)

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Nick Fairley to play Sunday with heavy heart after mother's death


    Sun, 23 Oct 2016

    Columns > Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley will play Sunday against the Kansas ..... ll do so with a heavy heart. Fairley unexpectedly lost his mother, Paula Rodgers, this past week. Fairley raced back to the Mobile, Alabama

  19. Cam Newton sacked again by Darryl Tapp and Nick Fairley


    Sun, 16 Oct 2016


    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton brought down again for a tandem sack by New Orleans Saints defensive end Darryl Tapp and defensive tackle Nick Fairley

  20. Vikings head watchability rankings at quarter mark


    Fri, 7 Oct 2016

    Sam Bradford's Vikings and Derek Carr's Raiders have shot up the ladder of most exciting teams to see at the quarter mark. See where Gregg Rosenthal lists all 32 teams in his watchability rankings.

  21. Patriots part ways with 'Pot Roast' Terrance Knighton


    Mon, 29 Aug 2016

    the Patriots over his former team, the Washington Redskins . The Patriots also tried out former first-round pick Nick Fairley before watching him sign with the Saints . Knighton logged 1.5 sacks over his only season in Washington last year

  22. NFC winners and losers: Dak Prescott goes wild (again)


    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

    since late July despite losing key players. Second-year cornerback P.J. Williams and veteran defensive tackle Nick Fairley , both now starters, are two players who impressed against Houston . Losers: The flip side: Saints fans are concerned

  23. Nick Fairley ready to take on bigger load with Saints


    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

    More Columns > Nick Fairley 's talent has never been a question ..... wanting. After four seasons in Detroit, Fairley is with his second new team in two ..... Saints as a rotational pass rusher, Fairley is staring down a large role this season

  24. Brock Osweiler, Texans topple Saints


    Sun, 21 Aug 2016

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  25. Preseason winners & losers: Christine Michael for real?


    Tue, 16 Aug 2016

    Stephone Anthony , linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha) keep going down to injury. The Saints had the right idea to maximize Nick Fairley 's snaps by bringing him off the bench behind Rankins. They might not have that luxury anymore .