• FILE- In this July 28, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley (90) hits a sled during the NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Fairley has already demonstrated this preseason he can disrupt opponent’s ability to run and throw. His performance was among the bright spots in New Orleans 16-9 exhibition loss at Houston last Saturday night. He sacked projected Texans starting quarterback Brock Osweiler and ended the night with four tackles.  (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)

    Saints’ Fairley preparing for larger role on defensive line

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Nick Fairley hopes a combination of experience, good health and happiness in his personal life helps him realize his yet-to-be-fulfilled potential as an NFL defensive lineman.