Nick Fairley was expected to sign with the Saints after his visit, and now he has.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the veteran defensive tackle has agreed to his one-year deal with the Saints.
Fairley found a fairly soft market, though the Patriots showed some interest.
He’s shown flashes as an interior rusher, with 11.5 sacks in 2012 and 2013 with the Lions. But the former first-rounder had just 0.5 last year with the Rams.
For the Saints, any help pressuring the quarterback will be welcome, so they’re willing to give Fairley a look.