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98 Nick Fairley DT
Height/Weight: 6-4/298 | Birthdate: 1/23/1988 | Birthplace: Mobile, AL, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Auburn | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 7/3 | Average Draft Position: 388.00
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Nick Fairley out following unspecified 'procedure'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was not at OTAs on Tuesday after undergoing a procedure, coach Jim Caldwell told the Detroit News without elaborating. Caldwell is unsure if Fairley will return for the end of OTAs.

"He’s got a medical issue he’s dealing with," Caldwell said. "He’ll be back as soon as he’s recovered."

One veteran told the paper that Fairley's procedure was minor and not football-related, the paper said.


Nick Fairley shows up, Ndamukong Suh doesn't


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley attended the first day of the team's voluntary conditioning program, while fellow defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh did not, reports MLive.com. With Detroit electing not to pick up Fairley's 2015 option, his presence Monday "is an early sign that the team's risky move has grabbed the defensive tackle's attention," the report said.

Suh's decision isn't big news, according to the website. "He's a workout warrior and consistently one of the league's best-conditioned players," the report said.


Lions won't pick up Nick Fairley's 2015 option


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told MLive.com the team won't exercise the $5.5 million option on defensive tackle Nick Fairley for 2015. The announcement was designed as motivation, with Mayhew saying he wants a "juiced up" Fairley this season.

Fairley did not control his weight late last year and finished with 36 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.


Big topic in Detroit: Nick Fairley's belly


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is listed at 298 pounds, but he appeared to weigh at least 320 by season's end and "played with a sizeable belly," reports MLive.com. General manager Martin Mayhew has said he'd like Fairley to "reposition" some weight.

"As I told him, I'd like to see his commitment to the offseason program improve, and see him on a consistent basis," Mayhew told the website. "It's voluntary, but if he's not training with us, I'd like to see him training somewhere."

Detroit can start its offseason program April 7. Fairley is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and the team needs to decide whether to pick up his 2015 option.


Lions trying to get more out of Nick Fairley


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) New Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin will look to maximize the potential of defensive tackle Nick Fairley, reports MLive.com. Fairley is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

"Our goal is we want to make sure we give our guys the opportunity to play the best that they can all the time," Austin told the website. "We have to figure out how we can motivate, how we can get him to do that. Whatever it is that touches him that makes him do that, that's what we have to find out.

"Obviously, we haven't had a chance to sit down and talk about all those things or do those things with Nick, but the time will come from that," he continued. "I think that, you know, we'll do whatever we can to try and help him be more successful because he can be a really dominant player. We just have to have him try and be a dominant player for 16 games. That's really our goal."


GM says Nick Fairley needs to be more consistent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) Lions GM Martin Mayhew said DT Nick Fairley needs to be more consistent. 

The team has until May to decide whether they want to pick up Fairley's fifth-year option. Mayhew said he believes Fairley needs to mature a little as a professional. He said that was the key to Fairley playing more consistently. 


Lions want Nick Fairley to mature, change physique


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said defensive tackle Nick Fairley needs "to mature a little bit as a professional," reports MLive.com. Mayhew added that Fairley, who's listed at 298 pounds but looked heavier by season's end, would improve if he altered his physique.

"I wouldn't say his weight is too high," Mayhew said. "He could probably re-position some of that weight."

Fairley had 35 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles, and a safety in 15 games this season. He's entering the final year of his rookie deal after being drafted 13th overall in 2011.


Lions OK with Nick Fairley's shape


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2013) Lions large defensive tackle Nick Fairley is listed at 298 pounds but is likely closer to 306, MLive.com reports. That said, the Lions don't believe Fairley is unhealthy or too large.

Fairley had a good start to the season when he had 1 1/2 sacks againts Minnesota. He hurt his shoulder in that game, however, and hasn't been the same since. Still, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham doesn't believe it has anything to do with weight or conditioning.

"He got hurt a little bit, and this last week he got better," Cunningham said. "He's had a really good week of practice, so I think everything will be OK.

"I see his strength on the field and he looks a lot stronger again, so I think he'll be ready to go."

Cunningham said that the team checks Fairley's weight every Friday and has been satisfied by the results. He's remained consistent at this current weight.

"Nick's got a body that is old-school football," Cunningham said. "There's a whole bunch of guys in the (practice facility) hallway with their pictures up there -- those guys all looked like that. There's nothing that's ever going to change with his body, but he's strong. There's no question about that. He's fast, and he just needs to get back into the groove. And I hope this is the week."


Nick Fairley has a tackle


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley had one tackle in Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Packers. 

Fairley and the Lions travel to Cleveland to play the Browns in Week 6. 


Nick Fairley starting for Lions


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley (shoulder) is active for Week 3 at Washington. Fairley was questionable on the injury report but won't miss time for Detroit against the Redskins. 

Nick Fairley questionable for Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley (shoulder) was able to practice on a limited basis each day this week, and is officially questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins. Fairley is looking to return to the field after missing last week's game. 

Nick Fairley back at practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned to practice Wednesday after missing the Week 2 loss in Arizona with a shoulder injury, reports the Free Press. Fairley had 1 1/2 sacks in the opener and played the run well.

Nick Fairley day-to-day with shoulder injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who missed the Week 2 loss to the Cardinals, is day-to-day with a shoulder injury, coach Jim Schwartz told ESPN.com. Fairley appears to have a good chance of playing Sunday at Washington. 

Fairley had five tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in the opener.


Nick Fairley inactive Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is inactive for Week 2 against the Cardinals.

Fairley has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but was able to get through practice Friday. The team will give him time to rest Sunday. 


Lions inactives Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) The Lions have made Nick Fairley, Mikel Leshoure, Ryan Broyles, Jason Fox, Don Carey, Kellen Moore and Leroy Harris inactive for Week 2 against the Cardinals. 

Fairley has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but was able to practice on a limited basis Friday. Broyles will remain out while trying to recover from an ACL injury. Leshoure is once again a healthy scratch. 


Shoulder could cost Nick Fairley in Week 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley progressed well enough from his shoulder injury to participate in Friday's practice, on a limited basis. Fairley has been held out of practice previously, and he enters Week 2 against the Cardinals Sunday as officially questionable for the game. 

Nick Fairley back at practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned to practice Friday, the team is reporting. He had been sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Fairley recorded 1 1/2 sacks and five tackles in the Week 1 victory over Minnesota. It remains to be seen if he's cleared to play against Arizona on Sunday.


Nick Fairley misses practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley did not practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury. He had 1 1/2 sacks and five tackles in the win over Minnesota.

Nick Fairley gets after passer early


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) The Lions defensive line made things tough on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder in Week 1 Sunday. Defensive lineman Nick Fairley led the way with 1.5 sacks, as well as five tackles and a tackle for a loss, in a 34-24 win.

Nick Fairley fairly certain to be penalized - he has two tonight


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley led every player at his position a year ago with 11 penalties. He already had two tonight before the Lions offense got the ball, including one for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Lions DLs best defensive tackle duo in NFL?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley said this offseason he pairs with teammate Ndamukong Suh to form the best defensive tackle tandem in the NFL. While Suh isn't ready to make the same claim, he likes Fairley's enthusiasm.

"It's definitely something where Nick put a target on our backs, but I've been playing with a target on my back since I came into the league," Suh said in an interview with the NFL Network, per the Detroit Free Press. "It's a great challenge Nick put in for us, being the best two guys. It's something we've got to live up to. We have the potential and the opportunity to be that great, but we have to work together, put in the work and make sure we get it done."


Fairley won't be back in 2012


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2012) The Lions ended defensive lineman Nick Fairley's season Wednesday by placing him on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.


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