Saints' Fairley ruled out for 2017 because of heart symptoms

Posted June 27, 2017

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed DT Nick Fairley on the team's reserve/non-football illness (NFI) list.

The move comes after Fairley consulted with multiple doctors regarding a heart condition he's played with since entering the National Football League in 2011.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Fairley had arguably the best season of his career with New Orleans in 2016. Given that lack of experience inside, the loss of Fairley is a significant issue for the Saints with training camp starting at the end of July. Should Fairley be unable to play this upcoming season, even more of the burden gets placed upon Rankins' shoulders.

On June 3, it was revealed that Fairley had been away from Saints OTAs after medical tests showed he had a heart condition.

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Saints coach Sean Payton said earlier this month one of those follow-up exams "saw further concern" and the Saints want to be certain Fairley's life would not be in danger if he were to again play football.

Fairley was a first-round pick by the Lions and spent four seasons in Detroit. And Fairley has played for three different teams over six National Football League seasons, passing physicals with all of them. Fairley has seen three different doctors and it's finalized that he will miss the 2017 season.

With Fairley out, the Saints will lean on Sheldon Rankins, David Onyemata and Tyeler Davison as their top interior defenders.

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