Saints DT Nick Fairley Out For 2017 Season With Heart Issue, NFL Career In Doubt

The New Orleans Saints won't have DT Nick Fairley this year and his NFL future remains in doubt because of a heart issue. The Saints placed Fairley on the Reserve/Non-Football-Injury list, ending his season.  

The Saints also confirmed the move in a press release. 

Fairley suffers from pre-existing heart condition, which he's played through in the past. Fairley had been away from OTAs dealing with the condition. 

He just signed four-year, $28 million deal this offseason and the Saints are thin at DT. Raw 2016 fourth round pick David Onyemata would be next in line to see snaps. 

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