Report: Nick Fairley signs four-year contract with Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
The Saints are bringing back their biggest free agent. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints have signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley to a four-year deal worth $30 million.
Fairley signed a one-year 'prove it' deal in 2016. He responded with the best season of his career. Fairley's disruptive presence helped improve the interior of the Saints' defensive line. He finished with 6.5 sacks.
The reported contract is very reasonable for the Saints, who wanted to bring Fairley back but at the right price.