Patriots Bring DT Fairley In For Visit
In an attempt to boost the depth along their defensive line, the New England Patriots have brought former first round pick Nick Fairley to town for a visit.
The 28-year-old has played in 61 games over his first five seasons, compiling 84 tackles and 14 sacks. He has also forced four fumbles and recovered four fumbles over that span.
Last season, Fairley played in 15 games for the Rams, logging 18 solo tackles and 0.5 sacks.
Possessing top level talent, the Auburn product has shown flashes of dominance during his time in the league.
Over the 2012 and 2013 seasons in Detroit, Fairley was a key cog in the middle of a talented defensive line for the Lions. In those two seasons, he compiled 49 solo tackles and 11.5 sacks.
After an injury plagued campaign in 2014, he did get back on track last season. If he joins the Pats, Fairley would slot into the spot left vacant by the departure of Sealver Siliga.
He would most likely work in the interior alongside second year tackle Malcom Brown and veteran Alan Branch.