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- Aug 1, 1997
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Saints' Nick Fairley playing well, has 'chills' for Superdome debut
Mike Triplett -- ESPN Staff Writer
METAIRIE, La. -- Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arguably the New Orleans Saints' most impressive player in last week's preseason loss to the Houston Texans.
Fairley had a sack and four tackles -- including one where he chased down a receiver across the field on a screen pass. The timing couldn't have been much better, considering Fairley was filling in as a starter for rookie Sheldon Rankins, who had just gone down with a broken fibula earlier in the week.
"He played a heck of a game, and we know he has the talent to change games," Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan said. "He makes a lot of plays in the backfield, and that's exciting. Whether that's sacks, TFLs or just disruption, he's a big, disruptive force."
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