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Lions | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:02:41 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared OG Rodney Austin, WR Ryan Broyles, DT Nick Fairley, QB Kellen Moore, DT Caraun Reid, OT Garrett Reynolds, DE Larry Webster inactive for Week 15.

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Lions | Friday practice report for Week 15

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:40:40 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 12, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 15 game. LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Josh Bynes (illness) and DT Ndamukong Suh (illness) both were limited in practice and are probable. CB Darius Slay (shoulder) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) both fully practiced and are probable.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:29:30 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Josh Bynes (illness), DT Nick Fairley (knee) and DT Ndamukong Suh (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. CB Darius Slay (shoulder), OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were limited.

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Lions | Nick Fairley making progress

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:09:31 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) is making progress in his rehab from a knee injury and has started to do more during his rehab, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:59:20 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Josh Bynes (illness) and DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. OT LaAdrian Waddle (head) was limited.

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Lions | Nick Fairley has hearing

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:01:05 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley had a review hearing for his DUI case in the district criminal court of Mobile County in Alabama Tuesday, Dec. 9. In August, Fairley was sentenced to a suspended six-month jail term and one year of probation. Fairley reportedly rejected a plea offer in hopes of being placed in a diversion program. Fairley is in a contract year with the Lions but has only played in eight games as he is dealing with a knee injury.

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Lions | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:36:52 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Caraun Reid, OG Garrett Reynolds, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, C Rodney Austin, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 14.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:06:24 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) are probable. Fairley didn't practice Friday, Dec. 5, while the other two practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:42:42 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 4. OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:11:54 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3. OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) practiced in full.

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Lions | Nick Fairley may not return this year

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:06:34 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) may not be able to return this year as he recovers from a sprained knee, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Fairley sprained his knee in Week 8 versus the Atlanta Falcons.

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Lions | Week 13 Inactives

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:07:32 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared QB Kellen Moore, OG Larry Warford, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, RB Reggie Bush, OT Riley Reiff, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 13.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:45:32 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. OT Riley Reiff (knee) is questionable, while S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. Reiff and Palmer were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Tuesday practice report

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:55:11 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 25. S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited.

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Lions | Monday practice report

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:30:01 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited. The Lions didn't officially practice Monday, so the designations are an estimation.

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Lions | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:34:20 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Kellen Davis, QB Kellen Moore, OG Larry Warford, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, RB Reggie Bush, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 12.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:01:55 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. DE Jason Jones (non-injury), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 21, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:54:33 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:39:49 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) was limited, while TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) practiced in full.

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Lions | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:59:15 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared RB Reggie Bush, TE Brandon Pettigrew, DL Nick Fairley, OG Larry Warford, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 11.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:25:16 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (back), LS Don Muhlbach (ankle), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 14. Pettigrew was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:26:21 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (back) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) and DE Devin Taylor (knee) were limited. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) practiced fully.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:29:12 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) practiced fully.

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Lions | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:41:20 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Eric Ebron, OG Garrett Reynolds, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 10.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:19:40 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins. TEs Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) are questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), DE George Johnson (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) are probable. Fairley and Johnson didn't practice Friday, Nov. 7. Ansah, Fauria and Pettigrew were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Nick Fairley won't need surgery

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:22:54 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) will not need surgery on his knee, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:19:25 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 6. DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) were limited, while OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:12:46 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 5. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was limited, while OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) practiced in full.

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Lions | Still no timetable for Nick Fairley

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:05:16 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) is currently receiving treatment, and the team will know more about his status in a few weeks, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said the he hopes Fairley will be able to play again this season.

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Lions | Nick Fairley to get second opinion

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:09:18 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) will get a second opinion on his knee Friday, Oct. 31, or early next week. The belief is Fairley will not need surgery, and will be out about a month.

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Lions | Nick Fairley could be lost for season

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:56:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) isn't certain to return this season, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Fairley is dealing with a sprained knee, but there is hope that he can return in four to five weeks. Fairley had to be helped off the field in Week 8, and he was placed on a cart and taken to the locker room. He had 14 tackles and a sack through eight games.

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Lions | Nick Fairley out 4-5 weeks

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:41:54 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) injured his medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in Week 8, according to a source. The team hopes he will be able to return in four or five weeks.

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Lions | Jim Caldwell not optimistic about Nick Fairley

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:05:07 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) suffered a knee injury during the team's 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons, and coach Jim Caldwell is not optimistic about his status. "I'm not quite certain where he is right now," Caldwell said after the game. "But obviously, when you're carried off the field, it's not the greatest news. We'll see what the doctors say about him." Caldwell did not speculate if he thought the injury could be season-ending.

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Lions | Nick Fairley exits

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:39:21 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a knee injury and will not return.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:11:37 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills. CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) is doubtful, while S Don Carey (hamstring), DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) are probable. Fauria, Lewis and Riddick didn't practice Friday, Oct. 3. Vaughn was limited, and the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:18:12 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 2. DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) were limited, while S Don Carey (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:29:03 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. DE Devin Taylor (knee) and DT Nick Fairley (knee) were limited during practice, while OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and FS Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Friday practice report for Week 4

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:53:49 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) all did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and have been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game. OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) was limited in practice and is doubtful. FS Don Carey did not participate in practice and is doubtful. FB Montell Owens (hamstring) fully practiced and is questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley, RB Theo Riddick (hamstring), James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:58:59 -0700

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (hamstring), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) were limited, while DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), S James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:31:19 -0700

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (hamstring), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley (biceps), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) were limited, while S James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) practiced in full.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:32 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. S James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) are doubtful. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley (biceps) and DE George Johnson (groin) are questionable, while S Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. Lewis, Vaughn and Waddle didn't practice Friday, Sept. 19. Ansah, Fairley, Ihedigbo, Johnson and Owens were limited, while Carey practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:44 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DE George Johnson (groin), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) were limited. FS Don Carey was a full participant.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report for Week 3

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:43:34 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck), DE George Johnson (groin), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) all were limited in practice. FS Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice. S Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Nick Fairley still demoted

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:39:27 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley will remain with the second string to start this week. DT C.J. M. Mosley remains with the starters.

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Lions | Nick Fairley's weight gain responsible for demotion

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:58:54 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley has reportedly added 10 pounds to his frame since the start of training camp, which has led to his demotion in favor of DT C.J. Mosley. The Lions declined to pick up Fairley's 2015 option earlier this year as a way to motivate him to show up this offseason in better shape. Mosley has looked exceptional at times with the first-team, and he rededicated himself to eating cleaner and sleeping longer in the offseason.

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Lions | Nick Fairley demoted?

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:51:16 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley practiced with the second-team Monday, Aug. 11. DT C.J. M. Mosley replaced him with the first-team.

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Lions | Nick Fairley sentenced in DUI case

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:06:19 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley was sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence and one year of probation Thursday, July 31, for a 2012 driving under the influence of alcohol arrest. It is unclear whether he will face discipline from the NFL. Fairley intends to appeal the decision.

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Lions | Nick Fairley had surgery for sleep apnea

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:17:50 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley said he underwent surgery for sleep apnea earlier this month, and he expects to rejoin the team this week for the final session of organized team activities before mandatory minicamp.

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Lions | Nick Fairley sees contract situation as positive

Sat, 31 May 2014 08:46:52 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley said he sees the team not picking up his fifth-year option as a positive because it will allow him to get a bigger contract faster than the other first-round picks in his draft class. "I kind of said it's a good thing, kind of," Fairley said. "It kind of will put me into a new contract earlier than (other) guys coming out in my draft. They're picking up guys' fifth-year option, that gets me into a new contract. That's the way I look at it."

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Lions | Nick Fairley expects to take part in OTAs

Sat, 31 May 2014 08:45:11 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley said he expects to receive clearance to participate in organized team activities next week. Fairley underwent sleep apnea surgery May 12.

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