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Lions are off to a 4-0 in 2011, but what’s crazy is they have done this without first round pick Nick Fairley playing a down. The good news for the Lions is that Fairley was back at practice yesterday and head coach Jim Schwartz says “(He’s) getting better, improving every day, and we’ll get him back as soon as we can.”
The Lions are planning on easing Fairley back onto the field which is the smart move. Fairley missed all of the preseason and will be a backup pass rusher when he suites up.
I am not sure if Fairley will play this Monday when the Lions host the Bears, but if he’s ready why get him on the field on 3rd down to rush the passer?
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Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley denied a report by ESPN.com that he will make his season debut in Monday night's game against Chicago.
The No. 13 overall pick in April's draft, Fairley said he practiced fully Friday but hasn't been told if he will play Monday.
Fairley has been sidelined since breaking his foot during training camp. He began practicing...
Detroit rookie defensive lineman Nick Fairley has returned to practice and could make his NFL debut in Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
Fairley, the 12th overall pick in April's draft, has been sidelined since breaking his foot during training camp. He began practicing on Tuesday, going through position drills.
The Lions have not confirmed that Fairley would...
The Lions' rookie defensive tackle, who broke his foot at the start of training camp, donned full pads on the practice field Thursday for the first time since coming to Detroit.
Lions rookie Nick Fairley practiced Wednesday for just the second time since he fractured his left foot Aug. 1, but the defensive tackle's status for Monday night's game against the Bears remains up in the air. "(He's) getting better," coach Jim Schwartz said. "Improving every day, and we'll get him back as soon as we can."
Nick Fairley is inching closer to making his Lions debut, but the team has not yet decided whether it will come Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
Although the Detroit Lions continue to downplay the practice return of defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the rookie will make his debut Monday night against the Chicago Bears, according to a source familiar with the situation. The 12th overall pick of the NFL draft, Fairley broke his foot in training camp, causing him to miss the entire preseason and the team's first four games...
Although the Detroit Lions continue to downplay the practice return of defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the rookie will make his debut Monday night against the Chicago Bears, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley practiced Wednesday and may be available for the team's Monday night game against the Chicago Bears.
Lions defensive tackle and first-round draft pick Nick Fairley is set to make his NFL debut against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
First Nick Fairley, now Jason Fox. Two days after Fairley returned from a fractured foot he suffered in August, the Lions got Fox back on the field for the first time since training camp.
• A little bonus attraction for the already-exciting Monday-nighter between the Lions and Bears? We'll likely see the debut of Nick Fairley.
• With Chad Henne out for the year, the Dolphins have signed veteran Sage Rosenfels. Matt Moore, 17-of-26 for 167 yards, no TDs and 1 interception on Sunday against the Chargers, likely remains the starter.
• Drew Rosenhaus's...
The Detroit Lions have been so bad for so long that it was much easier to pity them than fear them. With Matt Millen in charge, they were an unquestionable two wins on the Bears schedule every season. Now, the pity should turn to fear, as they have gotten really good. 4-0 good. One of the best teams in the league good.
So who are these Lions?
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