St. Louis Rams: Defensive Line ready to break records

The St. Louis Rams have been a team that has always had a pretty great defensive line. They added to that defensive line when they signed former first-round draft pick Nick Fairley this offseason. With the addition of Fairley the Rams have a total of five first-round draft picks on the defensive line. With all that talent on the line Coach Jeff Fisher has challenged his defense this...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Signing of Nick Fairley Adds to Unstoppable Defense

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is taken down by Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 21-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) On March 13, 2015, the St. Louis Rams announced a new addition to the defensive line, with the signing of Nick Fairley. He will...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley on Rams' defense: 'It's going to be great'

St. Louis Rams defensive end Nick Fairley is excited for this upcoming season. Fairley told that he is the exact type of player the Rams need on their defense.“Looking very, very forward to it because, like I said, it's going to be great things” Fairley said. “Because of the type of system that they have and the type of player I am, it’s going to be great.”One of...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams DC Gregg Williams: Defense 'light years ahead' of last year

The St. Louis Rams are poised to have one of the best defenses in all of the NFL. They return all 11 starters from last year and have added depth with free agent defensive lineman Nick Fairley. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could not be happier with the way the defense has looked so far this offseason. Everyone worked really hard to be in their very best shape. They all are...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fairley thinks the Rams is a 'great fit' for him

Nick Fairley was one of the biggest offseason signings for the St. Louis Rams. Even though the Rams are bringing back all 11 starters on defense, Fairley will be welcomed depth to the position.  Fairley missed half of the 2014 season with a knee injury, but is feeling healthy this offseason and is happy to be in St. Louis. “Everything is going great,” Fairley said, via the Rams...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Rams worried that Nick Fairley is not fat enough

These days with all the sports science and advanced conditioning programs going on you’d think that NFL teams would want their players slimmer and more svelte. Not so for the St. Louis Rams, who seem worried that incoming defensive tackle Nick Fairley isn’t big enough… AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier offensive tackles QB Rankings: Ranking every NFL signal...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams defensive line ranked as one of the three scariest units in the NFL

You already know that the St. Louis Rams had one of the best defensive lines in the NFL last year. Since then they have gotten even better by adding Nick Fairley. Now some analysts are saying their defensive line is one of the scariest units period in the league… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL contenders that won’t even make the playoffs in 2015 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Debate: Do the St. Louis Rams have the best defensive line in the league?

Most NFL fans would agree that the St. Louis Rams have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL. They’re talented, deep from top to bottom, and love to hit like it’s the 1970′s. The addition of Nick Fairley just might mean they now have the best line in the entire league, but not everyone agrees… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed this...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Rams Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions could be trade destination for unhappy defensive tackle

The Detroit Lions already made a trade for a defensive tackle this offseason. Haloti Ngata will attempt to fill the void left by the departures of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Could Ngata get some help through yet another trade by the Lions? Maybe. Hearing that Rams DT Michael Brockers wants a long-term deal, could get moved. Multiple teams possibly involved, Lions, Cowboys,...
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April 28, 2015  |  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...
March 22, 2015  |  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

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

Rams sign Nick Fairley

The St. Louis Rams have added to a stout defensive line.On Friday, the team announced that they have signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley.Fairley was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Together, him and Ndamukong Suh formed one of the best and most intimidating defensive lines in football.The Rams were set to announce the arrival of Nick Foles...
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March 13, 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

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

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

With Suh gone, Lions turn attention to Fairley

Now that Ndamukong Suh has reportedly agreed to a 6-year deal, $114 million dollar deal with the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions will turn their free agency focus to another one of their Defensive Tackles Nick Fairley. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson, Nick Fairley will now be the top priority of the Detroit Lions. As I said yesterday, #Lions were making Nick Fairley...
Via The Majors Detroit
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
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