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Detroit Lions: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

  The Detroit Lions have the look of a team ready to contend after having made the 2014 playoffs. They are at a major crossroads though with a number of starters set to test the open market. The Lions have to make some tough decisions. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both unrestricted free agents it’s doubtful they will keep both. This is the most crucial decision to be made...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prediction: Ndamukong Suh to the Dallas Cowboys

Detroit “Bad Boys” No More? After a heartbreaking playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Ndamukong Suh (4-Time All Pro) was shown in an emotional press conference following the game, which many speculate to be Suh’s last game as a Detroit Lion. With his dominance comes a flare for the dramatics, which many feel is the […]
Via Legion Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Fairley inactive against Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is officially inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. Fairley, who returned to practice last week on a limited basis, will miss his ninth consecutive game because of a knee injury. The Lions also officially confirmed that rookie Travis Swanson will start at right guard in place of Larry Warford...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley back at practice for Detroit Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned to practice after a lengthy layoff Thursday, three days before the Lions play at Dallas in an NFC playoff game. Fairley hasn't played since injuring his right knee in a win over Atlanta on Oct. 26. The fourth-year lineman has started every game he's played in over the last two seasons, forming an imposing tandem...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley optimistic he can return this season

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, despite missing the last four games with a sprained knee, still believes he will return this season, according to senior writer Tim Twentyman. #459473737 / Fairley originally suffered the injury during the Lions Oct. 26th game against Atlanta and has not been able to practice since the injury. However, Fairley...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 05, 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

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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