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Report: Saints defensive lineman Nick Fairley facing career-threatening heart condition

Saints defensive lineman Nick Fairley falls on a loose ball against Tampa Bay (Courtesy: WVUE Sports) Saints defensive lineman Nick Fairley falls on a loose ball against Tampa Bay (Courtesy: WVUE Sports)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) -

Just months after signing a long-term extension with the Saints, defensive lineman Nick Fairley could be facing the end of his playing days for good.

According to Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports, Fairley has been absent for all of OTAs as he undergoes tests for a heart condition that could potentially jeopardize the future of his football career.

The former Auburn standout inked a four-year, $28 million extension with New Orleans in March following a strong 2016 campaign. 

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