New Orleans Saints DT Nick Fairley gets third opinion on heart issue

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Fairley, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract in the offseason, had been away from organized team activities after medical tests revealed the issue.

"When he came out in the draft (in 2011), he was someone that at the Combine physical, had what I would say is not very uncommon - an enlarged heart - something that a lot of the athletes that we see during the physicals have".

"Obviously, there's concern", Payton said. Because of that, it is something team doctors tend to monitor with Fairley on an ongoing basis.

"We're hopeful that the news will be good, and yet we'll just rely on the experts right now", Payton said.

"Like every one of us, it's not constant", Payton said in reference to Fairley's health. "There's ongoing change. The one report or examination indicated some change that was concerning". "Certainly, it's something that we're not as familiar with".

Now it seems that expectations have yet again been lowered, as most people figure that Peterson will merely be a role player on his new squad in New Orleans. Davison was a fifth-rounder in 2015.

Nick Fairley's future in the National Football League is on the line as the Saints wait for a third opinion on his heart health.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and veteran defensive linemen Cameron Jordan and Darryl Tapp all said they don't fully know what Fairley is dealing with, but they have been praying for him. "I don't know what the situation is right now, but everyone's praying for the best for Nick and we want him back". He missed 13 games after undergoing surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee.

"He came in a year ago with a great mindset to dominate. That's something I'm looking forward to". We were looking forward to wreak havoc.

For the first time this spring, Mark Ingram was back in uniform for Thursday's voluntary practice, and Adrian Peterson wasn't on the field. "Especially being a competitor", Peterson said, per Underhill.