The Detroit Lions have placed defensive lineman Nick Fairley
on season-ending injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, the Associated Press
The Detroit Lion have put defensive tackle Nick Fairley on
injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Fairley, a first-round pick by the Lions in 2011, was in the
midst of a breakout campaign prior to sustaining his shoulder injury. The
defensive tackle had recorded 35 tackles and 5.5 sacks on the year.
Earlier in the year Fairley pleaded guilty to driving under
the influence and reckless driving, and he was sentenced to a six-month
suspended jail term, one year of probation and a $600 fine. He is hoping to
have all charges dismissed following his participation in a pretrial diversion
To replace Fairley on their roster the Lions have signed
Ogemdi Nwagbuo. He’s appeared in 35 games over his NFL career as a member of
the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers.
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