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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It's unfortunate. I'm not upset about the cap hit and all that. The man earned a bigger contract and got one. Just ****ty luck that this happened. And he was going to be a big part of the defensive line ...

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Old 06-26-2017, 04:50 PM   #21
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Re: Nick Fairley Placed on NFI

It's unfortunate. I'm not upset about the cap hit and all that. The man earned a bigger contract and got one. Just ****ty luck that this happened. And he was going to be a big part of the defensive line this season. I was excited. Now...I'm just pissed.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:53 PM   #22
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It's unfortunate. I'm not upset about the cap hit and all that. The man earned a bigger contract and got one. Just ****ty luck that this happened. And he was going to be a big part of the defensive line this season. I was excited. Now...I'm just pissed.
He was going to be a part. How big in relation to the rest of the rotation, we'll never know now. I'm still excited. Not pissed at all. **** happens. Good teams just move on and I see this as the best team we have had since 2009.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:57 PM   #23
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Can we point the finger at someone here? Seems to me this is a big mistake someone in our front office needs to be accountable for. How on earth do you sign someone who already has an enlarged heart, to a long-term deal?
I wonder if the Saints/NFL have the ability to arbitrate since Nick wasn't able to play a down? I would think the Saints FO and attorney's were smart enough to have some type of opt clause in his latest contract.


Anyway you slice it, this sucks .
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I don't see us being better without him or worse.... he was playing on a prove t deal so of course we got him giving his all... who's to say he would have continued to play at that level after getting paid... I don't think this hurts us yeah it would have been nice to have him but the linebacker position is 100 times better that will help this D more thank people think ...
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:55 PM   #25
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I don't see us being better without him or worse.... he was playing on a prove t deal so of course we got him giving his all... who's to say he would have continued to play at that level after getting paid... I don't think this hurts us yeah it would have been nice to have him but the linebacker position is 100 times better that will help this D more thank people think ...
Exactly.
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:21 PM   #26
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Re: Nick Fairley Placed on NFI

There's quite a bit of conflicting info on whether or not we're on the hook for his contract.

From what I've read it appears we're only on the hook for his signing bonus (spread out over 5 years) and his salary this year.

S*** happens, this may be unfortunate but no way should the front office be hammered like they're being hammered by people who don't know jack s*** about NFL contracts.
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I don't see us being better without him or worse.... he was playing on a prove t deal so of course we got him giving his all... who's to say he would have continued to play at that level after getting paid... I don't think this hurts us yeah it would have been nice to have him but the linebacker position is 100 times better that will help this D more thank people think ...
He had 6.5 sacks and the year before with the Rams on same type of contract he only had .5. I don't know what this does to our line one way or the other but why the big contract for a player who does nothing for us?
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:28 PM   #28
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Pretty Amazing watching some people talk out of both sides of their mouth.

http://blackandgold.com/saints/81597...staying-2.html (Fairley Staying?)
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yeah another kick in the teeth
Agree..more like a kick in the nards.
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Be well Nick. Thanks for an exciting year. You deserved the new contract and we were thrilled to have you back.

Line depth is not as big an issue as some make it out to be.
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