This comes after a report from earlier in the day that DT Damon Harrison is generating significant interest, which could price the Jets out of the market for him.
Fairley could end up being a contingency option for the Jets, and a more reasonable value when all is said and done.
Fairley, 27, wound up finding a limited free agent market last year, which led to him signing a one-year, $5 million contract with the Rams. He’s once again in position to be an unrestricted free agent, but will hopefully get more security that a one-year deal this time around.
In 2015, Fairley appeared in 15 games and recorded 29 tackles, a half sack, a fumble recovery and a pass defense for the Rams. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 interior defensive lineman out of 123 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.