Posted June 06, 2012 on
With the right amount of guidance (and some time off), Detroit's youngsters Titus Young and Nick Fairley appear to be moving past incidents that have cast a negative light upon them, and the team. Lions' insider Mike Mady provides his analysis ...

Toubled Fairley back in camp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he's taking it as a personal challenge to help defensive tackle Nick Fairley turn his life around off the field. Fairley was arrested twice in less than two months, first for marijuana possession and then for driving under the influence of alcohol and evading police while being clocked at 100 mph...

Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best “not worried” about concussions

The Detroit Lions lost RB Jahvid Best last season after he suffered a concussion in a game against the San Francisco 49ers. Best never returned to the lineup after the October 16 contest and despite the fact he has not been cleared to return to the field yet, the running back tells reporters that he’s not worried about his concussion history. Speaking to Dave Birkett of the Detroit...

Lions welcome Avril, but no sign he's ready to return

The Lions don't expect defensive end Cliff Avril to participate in their mandatory minicamp next week, but they want it known that he is more than welcome. "We know he's working hard and we'd like to have him back out here," coach Jim Schwartz said. "But business is business. As soon as we can we will welcome him right back and hope that he will pick...

Lions' Best symptom-free, fearless in anticipated July return

Running back Jahvid Best said his three documented concussions, don't worry him as he returns to carry the load for the Lions. That includes the Oct. 16 injury against San Francisco, even though eight months later Best still isn't cleared for contact. "That (Oct. 16 concussion) was not even close to what it was like when I had the one in college," said Best...

Detroit Lions Links: Jahvid Best Confident He Can Come Back Strong

We won't know for sure how well Jahvid Best can handle taking a hit until at least training camp, but the Lions' running back says he's feeling much better Continue reading →

Fellow players still respect Suh

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The media labeled him as one of the NFLs dirtiest players in the wake of the Suh Stomp. Some Lions fans even turned on him. Ndamukong Suhs reputation as a whole took a serious hit last year -- except, apparently, with his peers. The NFL Network is in the process of counting down the leagues top 100 players for 2012 and, in a voting by the players themselves...

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley issues an apology.

Coming into the 2012 off-season, DT Nick Fairley was poised to be the heart of the Detroit Lions defensive line while teammate Ndamukong Suh was due to be it’s soul. Please click the link below to read this feature and watch analysis video on Fairley's situation

Lions’ Nick Fairley offers apology via Facebook

The Lions and Nick Fairley have been abnormally quiet since his second arrest this offseason.  On April 3, Fairley was arrested for possession of marijuana near his home in Mobile, Alabama.  On May 27 in Mobile, he was tagged for suspicion of drunk driving after passing a police officer going north of 100mph. Fairley was back at practice on May 29, but has been secluded from the...

Flash-forward: 2009 NFC North draft review

You need three years to analyze a draft, so now is the time to break down the class of 2009. Scott Kacsmar kicks off the 8-part series with the NFC North. The 0-16 Lions of 2008 have turned into contenders thanks to Matt Stafford and the division’s best draft in 2009.....
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