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2015 NFL Free Agency: DT Nick Fairley Headed To St. Louis

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The rumor boat is picking up steam...

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, we picked up on the Jim Thomas news nugget that the Rams had reached out to Nick Fairley.

Now, we're taking it up a notch.

Imagine indeed.

Fairley's just 27, so he's just now really hitting full stride. He totaled 11.5 sacks in 2012 and 2013 playing alongside Ndamukong Suh, After a mid-season knee injury, Fairley was shut down for 2014. He's reportedly in game-ready condition...not to mention being in shape, which has been a legit issue early in his career.

But on talent alone, Fairley's at a minimum a capable starting defensive tackle. To put him in a rotation with Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers at defensive tackle, to say nothing of the Rams' defensive ends, is an enticing proposition indeed.