Report: Saints retain DT Nick Fairley with four-year deal worth almost $30 million

Nick Fairley
Michael Dixon
Written by Michael Dixon

Nick Fairley has only been with the New Orleans Saints for one season. But evidently, New Orleans liked what it saw. The Saints locked Fairley up to a four-year deal on Thursday.

Fairley had a good year for New Orleans in 2016. He recorded career highs in sacks (6.5), tackles (29) and played a full 16-season game season for the first time in his career.

The Saints’ defense around Fairley certainly needs to improved. Perhaps locking up Fairley for the next four years is a sign that New Orleans will commit to its defense, something it hasn’t done in quite some time.

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.