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Kristian: Saints bringing back DT Nick Fairley?

The Saints and defensive tackle Nick Fairley are closing in a four year contract, according to NFL Network.  Fairley signed a one year, prove it deal with the Saints last season and posted 6.5 sacks, a career high for the talented big man. He also added 43 combined tackles while playing in all 16 games.  The four year contract is expected to bring in some big money for Fairley. This is the right move for the Saints, despite having some trepidation that Fairley just put up these numbers in a contract year. The fact is Fairley is a heck of a player who gives the Saints a nice tandem of big men in the middle with up-and-coming players such as Sheldon Rankins, Tyeler Davison and David Onyemeta.  Bringing back Fairley is the right move.  

"They should pay Nick Fairley, because what else are they going to do? He was a big part of their run defense, and he provides them with interior pass rushing ability so it makes sense," explained the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert. Is Fairley worth the big money? Saints color analyst Duece McAllister says "I think they'll have protection in the contract. It's what the market bares in free agency. It makes a lot of sense bringing him back. The team is going to build in some protection should his production dip in the second year of the contract."  The deal is expected to be for four years, but the language and wording in the contract could be team friendly for what really amounts to two years.

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03/09/2017 12:39PM
Kristian: Saints bringing back DT Nick Fairley?
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03/09/2017 12:58PM
Fairley & Others
So far iyvlooks like the Saints are making the right moves. Interesting WR signing. Can Cookie man be gone?
03/09/2017 7:44PM
Special players
You don't get better letting special players go. Get Drew, Thomas, Brandin and Payton in a room and come to some common ground about winning a super bowl
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