In an effort to bolster their defensive line, the Patriots are meeting with free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley today.
Fairley, 28, most recently spent time with the Rams and only played 427 snaps as a situational player. He was drafted No. 13 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Lions, but injuries have played a part in hampering his career.
Fairley played in 15 games last year and had a half-sack, 18 tackles and had one batted pass and one fumble recovery.