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Nick Fairley Loses 10lbs to Regain Starting job

Nick Fairley was looking a bit hefty during training camp and with the added weight came problems. When Fairley started to slip down the depth charted and while he was on the bench he said it was a wake up call and he knew he had to change. “I feel a whole lot better just by not putting that bad stuff in my body,” Fairley said. “You feel the energy, you feel it out there at...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley has lost 10 pounds

Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley has had a rough summer.  He lost his starting job after eating himself out of shape. The good news is that Fairley has lost 10 pounds. Fairley is back down to 305 pounds — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 1, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading......
Via Pro Football Zone
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ Nick Fairley blames demotion on eating habits

(Credit: CBS) Detroit Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley played with the second-string defense last week, and will do so again this week. This isn’t just about getting a message across – Fairley is legitimately not playing well and is out of shape. Fairley is up to 315 pounds from 305, and has reportedly been dragging during practice. Fairley pulled no punches on what the problem...
Via Down and Distance
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh says Nick Fairley can be better than him

After being demoted from his starting job on Monday, Nick Fairley still has the confidence of his fellow Pro Bowl teammate Ndamukong Suh (Credit: USATSI) After showing up to training camp overweight, the Detroit Lions demoted defensive tackle Nick Fairley from his starting position. Fairley, who showed up to camp at 308 pounds, weighed 315 pounds on Monday when the Lions demoted...
Via Down and Distance
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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.   ...
Via Pro Football Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 days ago  |  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

Lions Notes: Team waiting for NFL's ruling on Fairley; kicking game improving

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are awaiting notification from the NFL whether defensive tackle Nick Fairley still could be suspended or fined for an off-the-field incident two years ago. Fairley finally received a suspended sentence Thursday for his driving-under-the-influence-of-alcohol charge while going 100 mph back home in Mobile, Ala., in 2012. He also was arrested...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 01, 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
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