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NICK FAIRLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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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2 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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 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...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 09, 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...
Via This Given Sunday
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Fairley could end up being 'trade candidate'

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that unless former first-round pick DT Nick Fairley shows improvement in the coming weeks, he could end up being a “midseason trade candidate.” Birkett mentions that Fairley is now the last remaining hope for the Lions’ 2011 draft class as he and RB Mikel Leshoure are last remaining players of that group still on the team’s roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will not pick up 2015 contract option on their 2011 first round pick

Nick Fairley will be a free agent after the 2014. The Detroit Lions made that official with the announcement that they are declining the 2015 5.5 million dollar option on Fairley’s rookie contract. Fairley has often appeared unmotivated and out of shape during his three years with the Lions. General manager Martin Mayhew has stated that the Lions have tried to encourage Fairley...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions decline 2015 option on Fairley, will wait and see

Show me. That's pretty much the Detroit Lions' statement right now to defensive tackle Nick Fairley. The Lions confirmed Monday that they are not picking up the option year on Fairley's contract for 2015 that is worth $5.5 million. "I don't see him as a $5 million player," general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters during the NFL meetings in Orlando. As a result, Fairley can become...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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