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Saints receive cap credit from Nick Fairley grievance

Nick Fairley and the Saints each filed grievances with the NFL over the former New Orleans defensive tackle’s contract, and one of the details from the result of those proceedings with the league has emerged. The Saints will see a $3M bump in cap space because of this, Mike Triplett of reports. This will come in the form of a cap credit, with bonus money from Fairley’s contract...
Via Pro Football Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints cut DT Nick Fairley

Nick Fairley‘s tenure with the Saints has come to an end. ESPN’s Field Yates reports (via Twitter) that the team has cut the defensive tackle with a non-football illness designation. Fairley signed a four-year, $28M ($14M guaranteed) deal with the Saints this past offseason. However, he was shelved prior to the season after a team doctor discovered a heart condition. After receiving...
Via Pro Football Rumors
February 05, 2018  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley eventual return not being ruled out by Saints

When Nick Fairley was forced to stop playing football due to a heart condition, it was widely assumed he was done for good. However, while speaking to media Wednesday, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the defensive tackle returning to the game he loves at some point. Interestingly, it was reported that the Saints have been working on...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Fairley expected to miss 2017 season due to heart condition

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been dealing with a heart condition that doctors have known about for years, and it is likely going to jeopardize his entire upcoming season.The Saints announced on Monday that they have placed Fairley on the reserve/non-football injury list. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the roster move means Fairley will not play...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Fairley seeking third opinion on potential career-ending condition

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley got some rather harrowing news from one of the two doctors he’s seen about his heart condition. He’s had two medical opinions on the condition, which could threaten his NFL career. The first doctor he spoke to told him he shouldn’t play football again, Sean Payton told reporters Thursday. Fairley has had this heart condition since...
Via Sportsnaut
June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley reportedly has serious heart issue

Nick Fairley has not attended the Saints’ OTAs, and that’s reportedly because he’s dealing with a serious heart issue.FOX’s Jennifer Hale reported the news on the New Orleans defensive tackle Saturday. She said the heart issue could jeopardize Fairley’s career. NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo says teammates have been unable to get a hold of Fairley. Fairley was a key free agent who was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley, Saints reportedly close to big money deal

The New Orleans Saints and defensive lineman Nick Fairley are reportedly closing in on a big money deal, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.Fairley played every game for the Saints last season on a one-year deal and is now a free agent, but it sounds like New Orleans is trying to bring him back. Fairley played a full 16 games for the first time since being drafted in the first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Saints DT to play days after sudden death of mother

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley will be playing with a very heavy heart on Sunday, as the 28-year-old’s mother died suddenly earlier in the week. Fairley’s mother, Paula Rodgers, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 51. Rodgers had complained of chest pains and stayed in the hospital for a brief period recently, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network describes her death...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 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

Detroit Lions sweep Bears, control own destiny

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley celebrates after making tackle in 21-19 victory over the Bears (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP) The Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 21-19 at Soldier Field to sweep the division series for the first time since 2007. Among so many factors that decided Sunday’s game one stands out.  The Detroit Lions rushed for 5.6 yards per carry while the Chicago...
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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