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Saints wait for more information on Nick Fairley

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The career of Saints defensive lineman Nick Fairley continues to hinge on medical advice regarding a heart condition. The team and the player are still waiting for more information — specifically, the outcome of a third medical opinion.

“Nothing yet,” coach Sean Payton told reporters on Tuesday regarding whether the team has obtained an update. “I am sure we will hear something fairly soon though.”

When they do hear, it won’t simply be a matter of doing what the majority of the three opinions suggests.

“We will weigh in on all of those things,” Payton said. “We will meet with him and his agent and kind of weigh in on the three different opinions. Like I said, I anticipate that being sooner than later.”

Fairley originally joined the Saints on a one-year deal in 2016, notching a career-high 6.5 sacks. He signed a four-year, $28 million contract to remain with the Saints in March. The Saints paid him an $8 million signing bonus.

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7 Responses to “Saints wait for more information on Nick Fairley”
  1. returntoexcellence says: Jun 13, 2017 9:07 PM

    I’m ready for the onslaught of “Drew Brees needs an explanation!” comments

  2. seanx40 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:10 PM

    At least the Saints will get back $6 million of that $8 million.

  3. lightcleric says: Jun 13, 2017 9:40 PM

    One of those doctors already told him to stop playing.

    I’m a Saints fan and loved his presence on the line last year but I really hope he hangs ’em up and lives a healthy life instead!

  4. xlivsaints says: Jun 13, 2017 9:44 PM

    Give the half bonus back and retire.

  5. belligerentbuc says: Jun 13, 2017 11:18 PM

    Third opinion is a must…$28million reasons and dead cap space.

    Their FA’s have been a disappointment and their drafts success percentage is lowest of the four NFC S teams.

  6. Deplorable Ernie says: Jun 13, 2017 11:51 PM

    Lets hope for the best.

  7. winningisabrees says: Jun 14, 2017 9:07 AM

    Down a center and DT both Pro Bowl caliber before training camp… and so it begins…. for the last decade I question the decisions of this teams doctors

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