Saints place DT Fairley on "Non-Football Injury" list

Fairley not likely to play this season

Chris Miller
June 26, 2017 - 3:47 pm
Nick Fairley New Orleans Saints

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The New Orleans Saints have placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the "Non-Football Injury," or NFI, list. The team recently disclosed doctors discovered a heart condition in Fairley that threatens his career.

"That means that in all likelihood, he's not going to play this year," said WWL Saints sideline reporter Kristian Garic. "The heart condition (is) clearly an issue for Nick Fairley and the Saints."

Fairley recorded 43 tackles and a career-best  6.5 sacks with the Saints in 2016. It impressed the front office enough to land him a four-year contract worth a potential $28 million.

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