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NFL Free Agency: New Orleans Saints Sign Nick Fairley

The Saints have now signed their second defensive free agent from St. Louis.

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The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive tackle Nick Fairly to a 1-year contract. Ian Rapoport was the first one with the news.

Even more interesting, Fairley actually had a couple of other offers but chose the Saints.

The signing comes as no surprise. Fairley was spotted in New Orleans over a week ago and Rapoport suggested last week that we would see this signing soon.irley visited the Saints last week

That now makes two former St. Louis Rams defensive free agents the Saints have signed this off-season, James Laurinaitis being the other signee. Considering how good the Rams defense has been in recent years, there are worse teams to pluck from. Adding Fairley definitely gives the Saints a little more push up the middle, something they've needed desperately.