Are the Detroit Lions looking to Auburn prospect to fill hole at defensive tackle?

A couple of weeks ago the Detroit Lions suffered a huge free agency loss when Ndamukong Suh signed with the Miami Dolphins for one hundred trillion dollars. You may have heard about it. If that wasn’t bad enough, they also lost Nick Fairley to the St. Louis Rams, leaving them very thin indeed at defensive tackle. Since then they have added Haloti Ngata but expect them to get more...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Is the offensive line still the biggest need for the St. Louis Rams?

Is the offensive line still the biggest need for the St. Louis Rams? – Josh, St. Louis This topic has an odd dichotomy. Not only has this question been asked and asked to the point of exhaustion, it is still the most interesting and frustrating question moving forward. The Rams’ offseason wasn’t lackluster, nor was it ground breaking. They added former Lions Nick Fairley, and...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Rams sign Fairley, Ayers

The St Louis Rams defense was solid last season, although some people thought they underperformed to a degree. It seemed like they were just a player or two away from being one of the most dominant and disruptive units in the league. They have used free agency to fill a couple holes and add some depth to an already productive defense. There are now a multitude of pieces defensive...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 best NFL free agent signings from the first week

Free agency is always a tricky exercise where teams try to land established veterans that will greatly improve their team while juggling the balancing act of the salary cap with the competitive demands of the open market. Below are the ten signings that are equal parts fair value and immediate impact on the field. Below are some clear winners in free agency so far. 10. Nick Fairley...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

With Nick Fairley, How Good is the St. Louis Rams Defense?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’ current...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams sign DT Nick Fairley

The Rams had Kendall Langford as a starting caliber player playing in rotation with Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers at defensive tackle last season. They cut him this off-season because he was owed 6 million and that didn’t seem worth it for a player who only played 494 snaps last season. The Rams have found their replacement for Langford here by giving Fairley a 1-year, 5 million...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams add two defenders to the front seven

The strength of the Rams’ team has gotten even stronger, as the Rams have added linebacker Akeem Ayers and defensive tackle Nick Fairley over the past 16 hours or so. St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with Nick Fairley, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2015 #Rams make it official… Sign Akeem Ayers. — St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley Signs with the St. Louis Rams

Former Detroit Lions first-round pick Nick Fairley has agreed to join the St. Louis Rams. It’s a move that seemingly came from nowhere. St. Louis already boasts two dynamic interior defensive linemen in the form of Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald. Where Fairley fits in there is anyone’s guess. Skill has never been a question regarding Fairley. However, his struggles have been...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Signing DT Nick Fairley

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with former Lions DT Nick Fairley. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Fairley was visiting with the Rams this week. The Bengals also brought him in for a visit, but it appears as though he’ll be joining, arguably, the deepest defensive line group in ...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Fairley Receiving Interest From Patriots In Free Agency

The New England Patriots have some extra money to throw around in free agency, and they could spend it on one of the best defensive tackles on the open market. The Patriots have showed interest in former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, a source told the Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels. The No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft missed half of the 2014 season...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Have Telling Agents They’re Out On DT Nick Fairley

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions appear to be ready to move on from DT Nick Fairley, as they’ve told at least two agents they are out of the running for him. According to Birkett, Fairley had interest from about six teams before free agency opened at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Josina Anderson reported yesterday that ... The post Lions Have Telling Agents...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cincinnati Bengals bringing in big time former Lions DT for a visit

The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing in that other Detroit Lions tackle for a visit. Source: Nick Fairley is visiting the Cincinnati #Bengals tomorrow. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2015 Fairley’s been with the Lions since 2011 after being drafted 13th overall out of Auburn. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the NFL’s free-agent destinations from 1-32...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Fairley Visiting Bengals On Wednesday

Josina Anderson reports that the free agent DT Nick Fairley is visiting with the Bengals on Wednesday. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported earlier that Lions were still trying to get it done with Fairley. Robinson hasn’t been able to confirm reports that the Colts are in play for Fairley. Robinson previously reported that  the Lions made Fairley a priority re-signing...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Still Working To Re-Sign DT Nick Fairley

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Lions are still trying to get it done with free agent DT Nick Fairley. Robinson hasn’t been able to confirm reports that the Colts are in play for Fairley. Robinson previously reported that  the Lions made Fairley a priority re-signing after they lost DT Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins. Detroit elected to not pick up Fairley’s fifth...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Colts offering double than everyone else for Nick Fairley

According to Bleacher Report’s Ian Wharton, the Indianapolis Colts are making a serious run at Nick Fairley. If Fairley joins Ndamukong Suh departing in free agency, this would leave the Lions without their 2010 and 2011 first round picks with nothing to show for it. As for Nick Fairley’s next home, I’ve heard the #Colts are offering around double the guaranteed money as...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Recapping the Colts’ Rumors Pre-Free Agency

With the NFL’s legal tampering window opening up on Saturday, the Colts have been linked to a few free agents, even if it’s not Ndamukong Suh or Devin McCourty. *sobbing noises* Here are the names to watch over the next 48 hours and a few notes on each:   DT Nick Fairley, Lions As for Nick Fairley’s next home, I’ve heard the #Colts are offering around double the guaranteed...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Rumored to be Willing to Seriously Overpay for Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley

Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley have been a rather dangerous duo on the defensive line for the Detroit Lions the last few years. Suh has done the bulk of the work, but from time to time Fairley has looked as good as a first round pick was expected to look. Just not enough for the Lions to pick up his option for another year.So, like Suh, he is going to be a free agent on Tuesday....
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Making Nick Fairley A Priority After Losing Ndamukong Suh

Charles Robinson reports that the Lions are making DT Nick Fairley a priority re-signing now that appear to be losing DT Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press recently reported that the Lions were  turning their attention to Fairley, so this isn’t all that surprising to hear. Fairly recently mentioned that he’s loves Detroit and ...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Lions should let Ndamukong Suh walk

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 would be an outrageous...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions hold talks with two key defensive tackles at the NFL Combine

The Detroit Lions’ defensive line could look radically different next year depending how the next couple of weeks go. Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Andre Fluellen, and C.J. Mosley will all become free agents on March 10th, which means the Lions have a lot of work to do if they want to keep the band together for 2015… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: How to improve the NFL Scouting...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Interested In Re-Signing Nick Fairley After “Very Positive” Meeting

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Detroit Lions met with the representatives for free agent DT Nick Fairley at the Combine this week. According to Anderson, the Lions expressed interest in re-signing Fairly, and the meeting was characterized as being “very positive” overall. Fairly recently mentioned that he’s loves Detroit and is hoping to be back with them next...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten most undervalued NFL free agents

An annual spending-spree reminiscent of the housing market boom, NFL free agency is just around the corner. The focus during this tumultuous financial period consistently and unfortunately surrounds high-dollar assets. This year, these hopefuls include the NFL’s rushing leader DeMarco Murray and receiving touchdown leader Dez Bryant. Yet it is not these high-dollar attractions...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen: Nick Fairley says he’s waiting for the Detroit Lions to give him a call

The Detroit Lions stand to lose a lot in free agency this offseason… AROUND COVER32 Free Agents: The top-10 wide receivers on the market Power Rankings: Rating the faces of the franchise from 1-32 Practically all of their defensive tackles are set to hit the open market on March 10th unless the Lions move quick and extend them. That includes the recently exonerated Nick Fairley...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley found not guilty of 2012 DUI

According to a report by Michael Rothstein of ESPN over the weekend, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was found not guilty in his driving under the influence trial, stemming from his 2012 arrest in Alabama… AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 wide receivers on the board Five Things: To hate about the NFL Scouting Combine Lions DT Nick Fairley was found...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley Wants To Re-Sign With The Lions

Lions free agent DT Nick Fairley recently mentioned that he’s loves Detroit and is hoping to be back with them next year. “I want it to be,” Fairley said when asked if wanted to be back with the Lions, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “I love Detroit, to be honest. I feel the city, the people in it. I love the atmosphere of basically the hard work that they...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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