The New Orleans Saints have quietly been having one of the best offseasons for free agency in the NFL, especially with how little cap room they have. It just got better as it was reported that they had signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley away from the Los Angeles Rams.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news of Fairley’s one-year deal with the Saints Monday morning. He joins a class that includes linebackers James Laurinaitis and Craig Robertson on the defensive side of the ball.
New Orleans Saints are signing former Rams DT Nick Fairley to a one-year deal. Fairley mulled decision over weekend, informed teams this am.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2016
Fairley signed a one-year deal with the Rams last season and had minimal success, recording just 18 tackles and a half sack on the year. However, this does not mean he would not be able to help the Saints and their front seven.
Nick Fairley was drafted out of Auburn by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He 13.5 sacks and 66 tackles in five seasons with the team.
It certainly looks like the Saints are on their way to making a pretty good defensive front for themselves. Now only if they can work on the pass rush and secondary in April.
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