NFL Rumors: Nick Fairley signs with New England Patriots, a possible reunion with Chris Long

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While the New England Patriots is still hoping for first round pick, they are now being speculated to be the next team of Nick Fairley. Fairley is one the talented players left in the free agency market and rumors has it that the Patriots is interested in having the service of Nick Fairley for their team.

It cannot be denied that the New England Patriots is still in transition caused by some changes in their defensive line when Sealver Siliga was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks. Thus, the rumor of the Patriots acquiring Fairley someone makes sense.

Such projections were even intensified when the former Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle was spotted by ESPN reporter Nick Wagoner during a trip towards Florida where Fairley confirmed his transaction with the Patriots.

“Rams free-agent DT Nick Fairley on my flight to owners meetings this am.  He tells me he’s heading there to meet with the Patriots,” Wagoner posted via social media.

If rumors of Nick Fairley signing in with New England Patriots were right, then this move would mean a reunion between Chris Long and Nick Fairley. And the chemistry and teamwork of both players during their periods with Rams can be leverage for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to capitalize on.

But the Patriots should make no mistake with their deal or offer for Fairley, for other teams are reportedly also eyeing for the service of Fairley. And a possible return to L.A. Rams could also take place, thus giving Fairley its second season with the Rams.

As of the moment, Fairley cannot dictate any big time contract deal. While he has some remaining years left in the National Football League, it would be wise to consider all his options and lessen the demands. Now that he is already 28 years old and has not fully reached stardom in NFL, it would be good to think about the financial aspect of his post-NFL life.

Since there are still no announcements regarding the meeting between Patriots and Fairley, it would be wise to wait and see which team will take Fairley’s service.

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