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NICK FAIRLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: St. Louis Rams DL Nick Fairley Destroys Buccaneers Guard With Powerful Bull Rush

Unleess your name is Aaron Donald or J.J. Watt, defensive lineman typically do not generate much in the way of stats. More often than not, it is their job to occupy as many blockers as possible to make it easy for the linebackers to clean up. So than how do you judge the effectiveness of a defensive lineman?There are ways to do so, but sometimes you just have to watch them closely...
Via FatManWriting
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Lions should let Ndamukong Suh walk

by Matt Verderame The Detroit Lions are reportedly pulling out all the stops to keep superstar defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in Motown. They should relent and allow him to leave via free agency. If Suh is not given the franchise tag by March 2 or signed by March 10, he will become a free agent. It would be nothing short of salary cap suicide to tag Suh, considering his number...
Via This Given Sunday
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Apparently Lions’ DT Nick Fairley lost too much weight during the offseason

Looking to supposedly motivate defensive tackle Nick Fairley the Lions declined to pick up the $5.5M team option on his contract once the 2015 season rolls around meaning Fairley will be a free agent. Now whether or not you thought it was going to be pure motivation for Fairley or a ploy to free up money for Suh is up for debate but the fact of the matter is the former first round...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Fairley finally fit, but will he stay that way?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In another week, the Detroit Lions' offseason program will end with most of the players leaving town until training camp opens in late July. For Nick Fairley, that will be a serious test. Can he keep the 25-30 pounds he claims to have shed off or does he revert to his old, bad habits? "He looks good," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said following Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley appears to be motivated towards consistency in 2014

Nick Fairley seems to be reacting in a positive manner to general manager Martin Mayhew’s decision to not pick up the 5th year option on Fairley’s rookie contract. The question is, is he motivated to improve his play and become a more consistent force for the Detroit Lions or is he just auditioning for his next contract elsewhere. Fairley has all the potential in the world and...
Via cover32 - Lions
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will not pick up 2015 contract option on their 2011 first round pick

Nick Fairley will be a free agent after the 2014. The Detroit Lions made that official with the announcement that they are declining the 2015 5.5 million dollar option on Fairley’s rookie contract. Fairley has often appeared unmotivated and out of shape during his three years with the Lions. General manager Martin Mayhew has stated that the Lions have tried to encourage Fairley...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions decline 2015 option on Fairley, will wait and see

Show me. That's pretty much the Detroit Lions' statement right now to defensive tackle Nick Fairley. The Lions confirmed Monday that they are not picking up the option year on Fairley's contract for 2015 that is worth $5.5 million. "I don't see him as a $5 million player," general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters during the NFL meetings in Orlando. As a result, Fairley can become...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Fairley Called for Ridiculous Roughing the Passer Penalty

The Detroit Lions’ defense (and offense) totally imploded in the second half Sunday, so it was impossible for them to pin too much blame on the game’s officials. And yet, a couple of third-quarter calls helped Philadelphia switch momentum after Detroit appeared to have control. The most egregious of the officiating errors: Nick Fairley being flagged for roughing the passer. The...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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