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NICK FAIRLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, Nick Fairley

In the first of three Thanksgiving Day games, the Detroit Lions play host to the NFC North rival Chicago Bears. Although the Lions are having a solid season at 7-4, their offense has been riddled with injuries. For the better part of the season both RB Reggie Bush and WR Calvin Johnson have been banged up and each have missed significant time. This week is no difference as they,...
Via NFL Injury Report
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions DT Nick Fairley Could Avoid Surgery, Miss Roughly One Month

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that he has been told that Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley will get a second opinion on his sprained MCL and PCL on Friday or at some point next week. Rapoport adds that the prevailing thought now is that Fairley will avoid surgery, and miss roughly one month of action. The results of the second opinion are obviously of real importance...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Nick Fairley out for a month

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, defensive tackle Nick Fairley will be out for a month due to a sprained MCL and PCL.#Lions DT Nick Fairley has a sprained MCL and PCL, source says. He could be back after a month out (as @mikecwright said). No firm timetable— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2014Fairley's injury occurred Sunday morning against the Atlanta...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How Long Will Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley Be Out After Getting His Knee Crunched?

While most of us were sleeping Sunday the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons played a game in London. It ended in spectacular fashion with the Lions getting a second chance to make a game-winning field goal in the waning moments of the game. As spectacular as the comeback was for the Lions it came with a price.The defense is going to have to do without tackle Nick Fairly for at least...
Via FatManWriting
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions fear Nick Fairley will be lost for the remainder of the year

After the game, Lions coach Jim Caldwell had little specific to say about Fairley’s condition after the game although he did make the obvious observation that it is never good when a player has to be helped off the field with a knee injury.  Well this morning Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback was a little different. He […] The post Lions fear Nick Fairley will be...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions are the only team allowing less than 200 passing yards a game

This year the Detroit Lions defense could be one of the best defenses in the NFL. Last week defensive tackle Nick Fairley stated he felt the team was the best defense in the league. He is correct on one category. @Lions: #Lions are the only @NFL team to allow less than 200 passing yards per […] The post Lions are the only team allowing less than 200 passing yards a game appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 14, 2014  |  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

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
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