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Saints sign defensive tackle Fairley to 1-year contract

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans has signed free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley to a one-year contract. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Fairley is a former Auburn star and a 2011 first-round draft choice by the Detroit Lions, but was limited by foot and shoulder injuries in his first two seasons. He spent 2015 with the St. Louis Rams, playing...
Via Associated Press
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Out On Nick Fairley, Who’s Expected To Sign With Saints

The New England Patriots’ busy offseason reportedly won’t include the addition of Nick Fairley. Fairley recently said he planned to meet with the Patriots during this week’s NFL Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that New England is “out” on the free-agent defensive tackle. According to Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints...
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Free Agent Nick Fairley To Meet With Patriots At NFL Annual Meeting

The New England Patriots might have one more splash transaction in them this offseason. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley told’s Nick Wagoner that he will meet with the Patriots at the NFL Annual Meeting. Fairley was selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, with whom he played from 2011 to 2014. Fairley spent the 2015 season with the St. Louis...
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets interested in DT Nick Fairley

Last season, the former St. Louis Rams added a big piece to their defensive line when they signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley, a former first round pick of the Detroit Lions, to a one-year contract. Now, it seems likely that he will not be heading west with the team as they make the move to Los Angeles. However, he probably won’t be floating around as a free agent for very long...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Why the Lions should let Ndamukong Suh walk

by Matt Verderame The Detroit Lions are reportedly pulling out all the stops to keep superstar defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in Motown. They should relent and allow him to leave via free agency. If Suh is not given the franchise tag by March 2 or signed by March 10, he will become a free agent. It would be nothing short of salary cap suicide to tag Suh, considering his number...
Via This Given Sunday
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Fairley could end up being 'trade candidate'

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that unless former first-round pick DT Nick Fairley shows improvement in the coming weeks, he could end up being a “midseason trade candidate.” Birkett mentions that Fairley is now the last remaining hope for the Lions’ 2011 draft class as he and RB Mikel Leshoure are last remaining players of that group still on the team’s roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Apparently Lions’ DT Nick Fairley lost too much weight during the offseason

Looking to supposedly motivate defensive tackle Nick Fairley the Lions declined to pick up the $5.5M team option on his contract once the 2015 season rolls around meaning Fairley will be a free agent. Now whether or not you thought it was going to be pure motivation for Fairley or a ploy to free up money for Suh is up for debate but the fact of the matter is the former first round...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will not pick up 2015 contract option on their 2011 first round pick

Nick Fairley will be a free agent after the 2014. The Detroit Lions made that official with the announcement that they are declining the 2015 5.5 million dollar option on Fairley’s rookie contract. Fairley has often appeared unmotivated and out of shape during his three years with the Lions. General manager Martin Mayhew has stated that the Lions have tried to encourage Fairley...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions decline 2015 option on Fairley, will wait and see

Show me. That's pretty much the Detroit Lions' statement right now to defensive tackle Nick Fairley. The Lions confirmed Monday that they are not picking up the option year on Fairley's contract for 2015 that is worth $5.5 million. "I don't see him as a $5 million player," general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters during the NFL meetings in Orlando. As a result, Fairley can become...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Fairley Called for Ridiculous Roughing the Passer Penalty

The Detroit Lions’ defense (and offense) totally imploded in the second half Sunday, so it was impossible for them to pin too much blame on the game’s officials. And yet, a couple of third-quarter calls helped Philadelphia switch momentum after Detroit appeared to have control. The most egregious of the officiating errors: Nick Fairley being flagged for roughing the passer. The...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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