Found March 24, 2014 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Nick Fairley
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters that they won’t be picking up Nick Fairley’s fifth-year option. #Lions GM Martin Mayhew said the team will not be picking up Nick Fairley's 5th year option — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 24, 2014 The option was for about $5.5M. Mayhew said he doesn't see Fairley as a $5M player right now. Needs to be more consistent — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 24, 2014 From conversations with Fairley's agent, Mayhew said Fairley is excited about the chance to prove the #Lions wrong — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 24, 2014 Mayhew explained a little more on declining the Fairley option, said he's trying to give him incentive to be a great player — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 24, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Lions won’t be picking up Nick Fairley’s fifth year option appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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