One of the last big-name free agents is off the market as defensive tackle Nick Fairley is set to join the New Orleans Saints on a one-year deal.
The move was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and confirmed by FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo.
DT Nick Fairley has agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with the #Saints, source said. It was headed this way last week, but now official— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 28, 2016
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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
Nick Fairley to Saints on one-year deal, was also offered by Texans and Patriots and Eagles, league source confirms— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 28, 2016
Still good players left in free agency. S Dashon Goldson is one. DAL interested, WAS open to his return. Surprising he's still unsigned.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 28, 2016
Fairley, who spent last season with the St Louis Rams after four years with the Detroit Lions, was rumored to be headed to Saints last week, but apparently spent the weekend making sure of his decision.
He was the 13th pick overall by the Lions in the 2011 NFL Draft, but was let go after injuries and inconsistency derailed his time there. He then joined the Rams on a one-year deal, but never started in 15 games played before being placed on injured reserve.