“I love Detroit, to be honest,” Fairley said (via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press). “I feel the city, the people in it. I love the atmosphere of basically the hard work that they bring. I’m just all work, and that’s definitely the vibe I get from the city, and I like it.”
The former first-rounder struggled through a knee injury in 2014, finishing with career-lows in tackles (eight) and sacks (one).
Let’s take a look at some more notes regarding this year’s free agent class…
- If the Cowboys were to let one free agent get away, Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News believes it would be linebacker Bruce Carter. With Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens under contract, the team has enough flexibility to let the 27-year-old go.
- The Saints re-signed kicker Shayne Graham and linebacker Parys Haralson earlier this week, and Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com tweets that the team committed a combined $90K in signing bonuses to the duo. With both players’ cap hits being worth an estimated $585K, Woodbery concludes that the team ultimately spent $1.26MM on the two players.
- The Eagles need to have a strategy to improve their secondary heading into this offseason, writes Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. The writer believes the team will move on from defensive backs Bradley Fletcher and Nate Allen, and he also mentions that the team could decide to cut Cary Williams and his $6.5MM salary. While the team has some in-house candidates to replace that trio, Mosher opines that the team may pursue some of the second-tier free agents, including Packers cornerback Davon House and 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver.