Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Aaron Donald

So far I have covered players from positions of great need for your Detroit Lions.  Spots where they need guys who can fill in right away and provide support to their ailing secondary and a guy who can provide a great athletic threat at outside linebacker.  Well, this time I’m going to take a little different route again and cover a guy who could fill a need that the Lions might...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh have been ‘civil and productive’

The Detroit Lions hope to sign  Ndamukong Suh to a long-year deal before the defensive tackle becomes a free agent next year. Team president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that the negotiations with Suh have been relatively good. “They’re more on the civil and productive side of the spectrum,” Lewand said, via the Associated Press. The two-time...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike O’Hara Talks Detroit Lions

Home of the Detroit Lions The NFL offseason is in full swing. That means that there is plenty of speculation around the league, and as always, the Detroit Lions have plenty to speculate about. I recently had the chance to discuss Detroit Lions football with Mike O’Hara of, so I took the chance to ask him some tough questions that have been nagging at Lions fans...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions take a proactive risk with defensive tackle Nick Fairley

For three years, Auburn football coaches poked and prodded, coaxed and cajoled, begged and pleaded with Nick Fairley, first to get his academics in order so he could play and then to apply himself, to put in the work, both on his body and on his understanding of the game, so he could reach his enormous potential. Nothing much happened in those three years. It took him two years...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions will not pay 2015 option on defensive tackle Nick Fairley

The Detroit Lions have told defensive tackle Nick Fairley they will not pick up his 2015 option, according to general manager Martin Mayhew confirmed the action at the annual NFL owners meetings Monday. "That wasn't unintentional," Mayhew said with a smile.The former first-round pick Fairley held a $5.5 million option for 2015, but the team doesn'...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions won’t pick up DT Nick Fairley’s 2015 option

Nick Fairley apparently has some extra motivation in 2014. According to Lions GM Martin Mayhew, the Lions will not pick up the defensive tackles $5.5 million option for 2015 meaning he’s on track to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Mayhew said he wants Fairley to be motivated. Said Fairley was 'pumped' about it — Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) March...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 24, 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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions won’t be picking up Nick Fairley’s fifth year option

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Will Not Pick Up DT Nick Fairley’s Fifth-Year Option

  Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Monday that the Lions will not pick up DT Nick Fairley‘s fifth-year option. Mayhew wants to keep Fairley motivated next year and have him prove he’s worth a new contract. Fairley, 26, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will make $1,723,500 for the 2014 season. The fifth-year option would run the Lions around ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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