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Lions' Nick Fairley breaks silence: 'I want to stay here in Detroit'

Nick Fairley said he has gained seven pounds since the start of training camp and, after nearly two weeks in a backup role, the big defensive tackle is hopeful that he’ll regain his starting job with the Detroit Lions by preseason’s end. “Really, what I plan on doing is just continue to get better as a player and help this team and just go out there and play my (tail) off...
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Fairley: Demotion was 'wake-up call,' intends to win back starting job

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Football players are supposed to get in shape during training camp. Not Nick Fairley. He reportedly came to camp about 3 1/2 weeks ago at 305 pounds, but on Wednesday Fairley said he was at 315, apparently down a few pounds from where he was a week ago. How do you gain that much weight with regular practices going on during such a structured part of the season...
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Nick Fairley admits he’s eaten himself out of shape

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley admits that his eating has gotten out of control. Fairley said his eating habits have gotten in the way the last couple weeks. He says he's at 315 and wants to be 305. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 20, 2014 Fairley has looked out of shape this preseason, which has led to him being demoted to the Lions’ second-team defense.   ...
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Lions Nick Fairley has put on at least ten pounds

The Detroit Lions are not happy with Nick Fairley, that is why he has dropped to the second team. Well the bigger problem is not his play but rather his weight. @ttwentyman: Fairley said his eating habits have gotten in the way the last couple weeks. He says he’s at 315 and wants to be […] The post Lions Nick Fairley has put on at least ten pounds appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Notes: Lions' Nick Fairley back 'on track'

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, demoted last week from starter to second-team, is back "on track." That's the assessment from Teryl Austin, the team's defensive coordinator. "Our job is to get our guys to play well no matter what it takes," Austin said before Wednesday's practice. "Not everybody is going to be...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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What Happened to Nick Fairley?

So as we all know, Nick Fairley has been demoted to second team defense.  “Well, why is this Dan? What happened to him?”  Well, let me tell you a story, it’s about a very hungry man, and a very hungry team who wanted to be successful. Nick Fairley reported to camp at a very reasonable 295 pounds, which was called “Too light” by his coaches.  Now, 295 is a fairly reasonable...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
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Report: Nick Fairley could end up being 'trade candidate'

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that unless former first-round pick DT Nick Fairley shows improvement in the coming weeks, he could end up being a “midseason trade candidate.” Birkett mentions that Fairley is now the last remaining hope for the Lions’ 2011 draft class as he and RB Mikel Leshoure are last remaining players of that group still on the team’s roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Report: Lions Nick Fairley Demoted To 2nd Team

It seems the Detroit Lions have grown tired of Nick Fairley’s weight issues. CBS Sports is reporting that the talented defensive tackle is running with the second team as of now. As noted by the Detroit News, it appeared that Fairley, who started all 15 games he played last season, was practicing with the Lions second-team defense on Monday. Fairley’s reaction to questions...
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Nick Fairley may be dead weight on the Detroit Lions roster

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell may be trying to set some new standards with his team. At first glance, it appears Caldwell is holding players accountable for themselves, with Nick Fairley being demoted to second team during this week’s practices. Fairley showed up initially this year 30 pounds lighter than last season. Fairley had offseason sleep apnea surgery and showed...
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Report: Nick Fairley gaining weight and dropping on Lions depth chart

Nick Fairley is doing the complete opposite of what NFL players should be doing as the regular season approaches. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle is reportedly gaining weight and it’s causing him to fall down the team’s depth chart. According to MLive, Fairley has gained more weight after dropping 30 pounds, and now he’s been […]
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