NICK FAIRLEY NEWS

Bill Belichick: Patriots Prepare Each Week For Injured, Practice Squad Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots waste a lot of time each week — but only because it’s necessary. Because final injury reports aren’t released until Friday, head coach Bill Belichick explained that the Patriots have to prepare for every player on an opponents’ roster, regardless of severity of injury. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley isn’t expected...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

The Detroit Lions have had to overcome significant injuries on their way to a 7-2 record, already losing six players for the season.  While Calvin Johnsonand Reggie Bush have missed multiple games, the Lions are fortunate that both players were able to play last week.  On the other side of the ball, Nick Fairley has been out since midway through Detroit's 22-21 win over the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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

The Detroit Lions play host to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and for the first time in weeks should have all their primary play makers on the field. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and running back Reggie Bush (ankle) both were able to practice this week and are listed as probable. On the defensive side of the ball, defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) will miss the contest,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Still Not Sure How Long DT Nick Fairley Will Be Out

Lions HC Jim Caldwell told reporters on Monday that they are still unsure about DT Nick Fairley‘s timetable for a return after he sprained his right knee a few weeks ago. “You know, I’m not certain exactly where it is at this point in time, to be honest with you. Nobody knows,” Caldwell said, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. “Anything could happen. It could be an unbelievable...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley likely out against NE

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesAccording to reports (see below), Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley could miss 4-5 weeks, meaning he could miss Detroit's Week 12 match up against the Patriots in New England.unlikely he plays vs NE --> @mikecwright MCL and PCL for Lions DT Nick Fairley according to source. Hope is he's back in 4-5 weeks.— shalise manza...
Via Patriots Life
24 days 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
24 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions won't offer timetable on injured DT Fairley

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell did not disclose a timetable for Nick Fairley's return after the defensive tackle injured his right knee in a win over Atlanta on Sunday. Caldwell says he's aware of a report that Fairley could miss around a month, but says the Lions haven't come to that conclusion yet. He says he's received no indication that...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Nick Fairley To Miss 5-Weeks With MCL/PCL Sprain

The Lions dodged a major bullet with this one. According to reports, defensive tackle Nick Fairley will only miss 4-5 weeks with a sprained MCL and PCL. ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright reports Lions DT Nick Fairley sprained his MCL and PCL, and is expected to be sidelined 4-5 weeks. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2014 Fairley hurt his knee in the first half...
Via Thacover2
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Nick Fairley To Miss 5-Weeks With MCL/PCL Sprain

The Lions dodged a major bullet with this one. According to reports, defensive tackle Nick Fairley will only miss 4-5 weeks with a sprained MCL and PCL. ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright reports Lions DT Nick Fairley sprained his MCL and PCL, and is expected to be sidelined 4-5 weeks. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2014 Fairley hurt his knee in the first half...
Via BlackSportsOnline
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DT Nick Fairley To Miss 4-5 Weeks With MCL & PCL Sprains

Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago is reporting that Lions DT Nick Fairley sprained his MCL and PCL during Sunday’s win over the Falcons. According to Wright, Fairley is expected to miss 4-5 weeks following this injury. Ian Rapoport confirms the report and adds that he could be back after a month, but there is no firm timetable at this point. Fairley, 26, is in the final year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

Nick Fairley: “Lions Defense Can Be The Best Ever”

Nick Fairley has lost a few pounds and gotten his swagger back, so I’ll chalk these comment up to successful optimism. The Lions defeated a depleted Vikings team 17-3 on Sunday with a defense that was physically dominant, an able to carry an offense that was without Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush. After racking up eight sacks, and forcing three turnovers as a unit, Fairley believes ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: News, stats and stars from the Packers game

The Detroit Lions played 60 minutes of dominant defense to defeat the Green Bay Packers 19-7 on Sunday. The defense scooped and scored, recorded a safety and shutdown the Packers’ offense all game long —so much so that the Lions’ defense outscored Green Bay by itself (8-7). Detroit didn’t trail at any point on Sunday, and this pivotal NFC North victory could prove to be huge...
Via isportsweb.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New Lions depth chart lists Fairley as starter

The Detroit Lions released a depth chart Monday for next week's regular-season opener against the New York Giants that includes defensive tackle Nick Fairley making an apparent return to the starting lineup. Fairley, a talented but inconsistent former first-round draft pick, was demoted from starter to second-team, behind C.J. Mosley, before the second preseason game because...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 01, 2014  |  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
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Nick Fairley Wants To Win His Starting Job Back

Nick Fairley is honest in assessing that he ate himself right onto the bench and second-team with the Lions defense.  Now he wants his spot back. The talented defensive tackle told the Detroit Free Press that “he wants to win his starting job back.” “Really what I plan on doing is just continue to get better as a player and help this team win and just go out there and play...
Via Thacover2
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Nick Fairley Wants his Starting Job Back

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is at least realistic with himself. He admittedly let himself go this offseason, putting on a few extra pounds which helped lead to his benching. The former first round pick isn’t satisfied with being a bench player however, and seems determined to develop into the player the Lions thought they were getting in 2011. “Really what I plan...
Via Standing O Sports
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairley: Demotion was 'wake-up call,' intends to win back starting job

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Football players are supposed to get in shape during training camp. Not Nick Fairley. He reportedly came to camp about 3 1/2 weeks ago at 305 pounds, but on Wednesday Fairley said he was at 315, apparently down a few pounds from where he was a week ago. How do you gain that much weight with regular practices going on during such a structured part of the season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Nick Fairley has put on at least ten pounds

The Detroit Lions are not happy with Nick Fairley, that is why he has dropped to the second team. Well the bigger problem is not his play but rather his weight. @ttwentyman: Fairley said his eating habits have gotten in the way the last couple weeks. He says he’s at 315 and wants to be […] The post Lions Nick Fairley has put on at least ten pounds appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Lions' Nick Fairley back 'on track'

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, demoted last week from starter to second-team, is back "on track." That's the assessment from Teryl Austin, the team's defensive coordinator. "Our job is to get our guys to play well no matter what it takes," Austin said before Wednesday's practice. "Not everybody is going to be...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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