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98 Nick Fairley DT
Height/Weight: 6-4/308 | Birthdate: 1/23/1988 | Birthplace: Mobile, AL, USA | Team: St. Louis | College: Auburn | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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Nick Fairley has big incentive to complete offseason workouts


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) New Rams defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a $500,000 workout bonus in his one-year contract, "a monster amount" believed to be the largest offseason workout bonus offered to a Rams player since the team moved to St. Louis in 1995, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Fairley, 27, had weight issues during his four-year stint with the Lions and at one point weighed a reported 320 pounds. Meeting with reporters in St. Louis, Fairley said he weighed 280 and planned to add muscle this offseason.

Fairley added he was looking for a new personal chef, per the paper. Look for Fairley to be there when the Rams' offseason conditioning program begins April 20.


Rams agree to terms with former Lions DT Nick Fairley


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) The Rams have agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley on Friday, per the team's official website. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, he'll be on a one-year contract worth $5 million in base salary. He can make up to $7.5 million in incentives.

Fairley, 27, was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent his first four seasons in the league with the Lions, where he totaled 98 tackles and 13.5 sacks. Last season, he racked up eight tackles and one sack in eight games. He missed the final eight games of the regular season due to a knee injury.

He joins a loaded front four that including Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers.

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Rams host visits from Nick Fairley, Akeem Ayers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) The Rams hosted a pair of defensive players on Thursday. 

According to ESPN.com, former Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley and former Titans and Patriots linebacker Akeem Ayers met with the Rams. The Rams could use the depth along the interior defensive line with the organization cutting Kendall Langford in a salary cap move. 

In four seasons with the Lions, Fairley totaled 98 tackles and 13.5 sacks. 

Ayers has been linked to the Rams for a while. Traded to the Patriots from the Titans mid-season, Ayers recorded 20 tackles, four sacks and one interception in New England. 


Report: Patriots interested in DT Nick Fairley


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) The Patriots have expressed interest in free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley, reports the Providence Journal. Fairley spent his first four seaons with the Lions but is not expected to return.

He was in Cincinnati on Wednesday visiting the Bengals.


Lions appear to be moving on from DT Nick Fairley


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Lions officials have told at least two agents they are no longer trying to re-sign defensive tackle Nick Fairley, reports the Detroit Free Press. Team brass negotiated with Fairley's agent Tuesday but the sides could not come to terms, the report said.

Fairley, who will visit the Bengals on Wednesday, spent his first four seasons in Detroit. He registered 13.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and 98 tackles in that span but never quite lived up to expectations. He missed half of last season with knee problems.


Report: DT Nick Fairley to visit Bengals


(3/10/2015) Defensive tackle Nick Fairley is scheduled to visit the Bengals on Wednesday, reports ESPN.

Fairley, 27, is entering his fifth season in the NFL. He has spent the past four years with the Lions. In his career he has recorded 66 total tackles and 13.5 sacks. He missed eight games last season due to a knee injury. 


Report: Colts outbidding everyone for Nick Fairley


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, and reportedly, the Colts are outbidding the competition by a wide margin. 

According to Bleacher Report's Ian Wharton, the Colts are offering twice as much guaranteed money as any other team. 


Report: Lions, Nick Fairley's agent meet to discuss new contract


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) The Lions are hoping to bring back defensive tackle Nick Fairley for next season. Detroit met with Fairley's representatives at the NFL combine and the meeting was considered "very positive," according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.

Fairley played just eight games in 2014 after suffering a knee injury halfway through the season. In his first four seasons in Detroit, Fairley has totaled 66 tackles with 13 1/2 sacks in 46 games.


Lions GM expects to meet with Nick Fairley's agent this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Wednesday that the team has yet to decide whether to pursue impending free-agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley but that he believes he'll meet with Fairley's agent while in Indianapolis for the NFL combine, MLive.com reports.

"I think that I'll meet with his agent down here," Mayhew said. "We'll discuss Nick's situation. There are a lot of guys like that in free agency right now. We're in dialogue about all those guys. Really, it's a matter of setting some priorities and then understanding some tradeoffs that have to happen. You know, when certain things happen, certain other things don't happen, and vice versa."

The Lions have said that signing Fairley's linemate Ndamukong Suh is the team's top priority, and Mayhew's success in bringing Suh back will likely have an impact on whether the team has the budget to pursue Fairley.

"A lot of it revolves around Suh," Mayhew said. "I can see a scenario where we have Suh and Nick back, but I can also see a scenario where we have neither one of them."

Fairley played just eight games in 2014 and recorded only one sack, but he had managed to rack up 16 quarterback hurries at the time of his Week 8 injury, which was good for second in the league at his position.


Lions DC Teryl Austin: Nick Fairley has turned the corner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin spent one season with Nick Fairley, but he believes that the defensive tackle has turned the corner, and is ready to work toward his full potential next season, per the team's official website.

Fairley's season was cut short due to injuries to his right ACL and PCL sustained Week 8 against Atlanta. He finished with just 14 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Fairley is set to become a free agent, and it remains to be seen if general manager Martin Mayhew is interested in locking him up to a high-priced deal.

"As a player you could say, 'I'm going to play hard or I'm going to get in shape' and sometimes when things don't go well you go right back into your old habits," Austin said.

"He got injured and he didn't. He kept himself in good shape. He kept his weight down, he worked really hard and if we were fortunate enough to win at Dallas he would have been ready to play a little bit in the next game and so that shows me that he's turned the corner."


Lions DT Nick Fairley found not guilty of DUI


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) A Mobile County, Ala. jury found Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley not guilty of driving under the influence at the conclusion of a three-day trial stemming from a 2012 arrest on Memorial Day weekend, according to NBC television affiliate WPMI.  

Fairley's acquittal means he won't be subjected to a two-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Fairley was found guilty of reckless driving and will pay a $500 fine. 

Fairley's 2012 arrest came after a state trooper clocked him driving 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade. The officer involved in the traffic stop suspected Fairley to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested him. 

However, via the Detroit Free Press, Fairley's fiancée and girlfriend at the time, Fatima Alhassan, disputed much of the trooper's claims about the incident in question on the witness stand. 

Fairley had a productive first eight games to the 2014 season, totaling 14 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Fairley's season was cut short due to injuries to his right ACL and PCL sustained against Atlanta. 

Fairley is set to be a free agent this offseason and should command a high-priced deal. 


Lions list inactives for Wild Card matchup vs. Cowboys


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) The Lions have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys: guard Larry Warford (knee), defensive tackles Nick Fairley (knee) and Caraun Reid, defensive back Josh Thomas, wide receiver Ryan Broyles, defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Fairley was deemed doubtful to play Sunday on the team's final injury report, while Warford had been ruled out for the Wild Card game. Travis Swanson will draw the start at guard in Warford's absence. The Lions had three players listed as probable to play and all are active.

Detroit is a 6-point underdog in Dallas for Sunday's playoff game.


Lions list DL Nick Fairley as doubtful for playoff game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley was officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's wild-card showdown at Dallas. Fairley was a limited participant in practice on Friday, but was not cleared for team drills, per NFL.com. He has not played since Week 8 due to a knee injury.

Detroit opened up as an 8-point underdog at Dallas. The line has dropped to 6 1/2 points in favor of the Cowboys.


Lions' Nick Fairley practices again on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley participated in practice for the second consecutive day on Friday, but his status remains up in the air for Sunday's wild-card showdown against the Cowboys, per ESPN. Fairley has not played since Week 8 due to a knee injury. Coach Jim Caldwell told reporters that Fairley is a "practice process to play protocol," indicating he'll likely be on a snap count if he is able to play.

"It's still going to take ... we'll see," Caldwell said. "He's coming along a lot faster. He hadn't been on a practice field at that time. We saw him on the practice field, things look a little different.

"So we'll kind of continue to assess that and see where he is."


Lions' Austin: Nick Fairley would be on limited play count, if active


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin indicated Thursday defensive lineman Nick Fairley, who returned to practice for the first time since injuring his knee Week 8, might play during Sunday's wild-card game against Dallas. However, he will be on a limited play count, if he is active.

"We'll see how far he comes and shoot, maybe a miracle happens," Austin said.

Austin added Fairley is in great shape regarding his weight, but he is not in game shape after sitting out for two months.


Lions' Fairley finally returns to practice; still doubtful for playoff game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley practiced Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee Week 8. However, he is still not expected to play during Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.

Lions' Caldwell: "It'd be a miracle" if Nick Fairley plays vs. Dallas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters "it'd be a miracle" if defensive tackle Nick Fairley plays in the opening round of the playoffs against the Cowboys, reports the Detroit Free Press. Caldwell has not ruled out a possible return at some point in the postseason, if Detroit makes it that far.

Fairley missed the final eight games of the regular season with a knee injury. Detroit opened as an 8-point underdog at Dallas. The line has dropped to 7 points in favor of the Cowboys.


Lions unveil seven players as inactive for Sunday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) The following players have been declared as inactive for the Lions in Sunday's game against the Packers: Nick Fairley, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Rodney Austin, Larry Webster, Josh Thomas and Caraun Reid.

Lions head into Week 17 mostly healthy against the Packers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) The Lions will be without defensive tackle Nick Fairley for Sunday's game against the Packers with a knee injury.

It will be Fairley's eighth straight week out of game action. 

Running back Joique Bell (Achilles), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) are all listed as probable.

The Lions are currently 7 1/2-point underdogs against the Packers for Week 17. 


Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) ditches crutches


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters defensive tackle Nick Fairley is "making good progress" in his recovering from knee injury, per the team's official website. Fairley is no longer in crutches and is not a candidate to land on injured reserve "at this precise moment."

Fairley was stretchered off in Week 8 against the Falcons with the injury. He totaled 14 tackles and one forced fumble.


Lions place only two injured on Sunday inactive list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Only two injured players dot the inactive list released Sunday by the Lions for their clash against Chicago. They are defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring).

The healthy scratches are quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive end Larry Webster, wideout Ryan Broyles, defensive tackle Caraun Reid and offensive lineman Rodney Austin.


Lions unveil final injury report for Chicago game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Lions ruled defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) out and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bears.

Meanwhile, safety Don Carey (ankle), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (illness), defensive tackle C.J. Mosley (not injury related), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (quad) and guard Rob Sims (illness) were labeled as probable.


Lions list inactives for Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) The Lions have listed Nick Fairley, Kellen Moore, Ryan Broyles, Garrett Reynolds, Rodney Austin, Caraun Reid and Larry Webster as inactive Week 15 against the Vikings.

Fairley was the only player who had been ruled out prior to Sunday. He's dealing with a knee injury. The other six players listed are healthy scratches. 


Lions unveil final injury report for Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's clash against the Vikings, according to the team's final injury report released on Friday. Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) and linebacker Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, linebacker Josh Bynes (illness), safety James Ihedigbo (illness), defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (illness), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), cornerback Darius Slay (shoulder) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) were ruled probable for Week 15.


Lions DT Nick Fairley rejects plea deal in DUI case


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley rejected a plea offer in his 2012 DUI and reckless driving case and is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 11, reports Al.com. Fairley appeared in court in Mobile, Ala., but did not comment afterward, the report said.

Fairley initially pleaded guilty to the charges, then appealed in hopes of entering a diversion program and getting the charges dismissed, according to the website.