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Rams Sign DT Nick Fairley

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(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- The St. Louis Rams are re-inventing the Fearsome Foursome. 

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley has agreed to a one-year deal, worth up to $8 million.

"The defensive line here is great," Fairley said. "I’m glad to be a part of it, glad to be coming in to a great situation with the defense, and just to add to it. So I’m here to help this team win and hopefully we’ll get to the Super Bowl."

Before signing Fairley, St. Louis defensive line included Michael Brockers, Aaron Donald, Chris Long and Robert Quinn. The four members registered 22.5 sacks last season, though Long only played in six games due to injury. Fairley had recorded 10 pressures during a two-game span in October last year before a knee injury slowed down his season.

Fairley is expected to slide in behind Donald as part of a defensive line rotation and will likely spell Brockers on passing downs.

The Rams of the 1960s were comprised of Lamar Lundy, Rosie Grier, Merlin Olson and Deacon Jones.  The four members were known as the "Fearsome Foursome" and both Olson and Jones are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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ESPN: Lions' Fairley Out 4-5 Weeks

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- After a scary collision with teammate Ndamokung Suh, Nick Fairley's season appeared to be over.

The young defensive tackle's knee bent awkwardly as he attempted to make a tackle against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and needed assistance off the field.

According to a report from ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright, Fairley has a sprained MCL and PCL in his knee and will be out four to five weeks - much less than what was feared.

The young nose tackle has been an integral part of the improved Lions defense this season. The Lions are holding opponents to less than 300 yards per game.

As for Fairley, the Lions declined a team option that would have kept him under contract through 2015.  He would have been set to enter free agency this coming offseason and a severe knee injury would have hurt his market.


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Lions Defensive Lineman Nick Fairley Arrested For DUI

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(TILLMAN'S CORNER, Ala.) -- It hasn't been the greatest offseason for Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley. After already getting arrested last month for marijuana possession, on Sunday morning, Failrley was arrested for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.

According to Alabama state troopers, Fairley passed a state trooper at 100 miles per hour in unincorporated Mobile County. Fairley initially refused to stop for the trooper when he attempted to pull him over. After eventually pulling over, he was arrested without incident.

He was also cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance, and open container.

Fairley was the Lions' first round pick in the 2011 draft. After dealing with injuries, he appeared in 10 games for the team last season and registered 15 tackles and one sack

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