In addition to his career-high sacks last season, Fairley was credited with nine tackles for losses and 22 quarterback hits.
Fairley's addition to the NFI list could result in him missing the entire 2017 season.
This offseason Fairley went to a physical before he resigned with the Saints and it was discovered that his heart issue that previously was found in his pre draft physical.
Fairley spent the first four seasons of his career with the Lions, from 2011 to 2014.
The New Orleans Saints announced Monday they placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the reserve/non-football illness list, which ended his 2017 season. Fairley had the best year of his career with the Saints.
It's particularly frustrating considering Fairley worked his butt off past year and had one of his best seasons as a professional.
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After starting all 16 games for New Orleans last season and recording 6.5 sacks, he signed a 4-year, $28 million extension with the Saints in March.
Payton recently said that both Fairley and the team were waiting on the results of a third opinion. It is unclear how the Saints will pay or not pay Fairley.
"The Saints have some good players in the mix at defensive tackle". The Saints signed Tony McDaniel earlier this month.
The biggest question is who will take that 2nd spot.
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