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Ndamukong Suh Says Dolphins Have More Defensive Talent Than Last Year’s Lions

“I don’t have a problem saying this, but I think personally we have more talent than we had in the No. 1 defense last year in Detroit.”

08/27/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 11: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled by Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter of the game on November 11, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-24. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Fairley Signs With Rams

Fairley’s deal is for one year and $5 million, according to Ian Rapoport. With incentives, Fairley could make up to $7.5 million.

CBS Detroit–03/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22:  Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the sidelines during the first quarter of the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 13-12.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Reports: Lions No Longer Pursuing Fairley

Consistency and weight were areas of concern the Lions had with Fairley, though he made improvements after a brief demotion.

CBS Detroit–03/11/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after the Lions victory against the Chicago Bears on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears 21-19. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Report: Colts Offering Fairley Double The Guaranteed Money Other Teams Have Offered

ESPN’s Mike Sando listed Fairley as number one among “buyer-beware” free agents.

CBS Detroit–03/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 34-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Fairley Found Guilty Of Reckless Driving, Not Guilty Of DUI

If convicted Friday of both charges he faced, Fairley would have faced about a year in jail and almost $3,000 in fines

CBS Detroit–02/13/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Three Defensive Tackles Lions Could Target In Free Agency If They Do Not Re-Sign Suh

After Suh, Paea, Knighton and Fairley are probably the most desirable options at defensive tackle.

CBS Detroit–02/02/2015

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 6: Malcom Brown #90 of the Texas Longhorns awaits the snap against the BYU Cougars on September 6, 2014 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Mel Kiper Projects Lions Taking Defensive Tackle Malcolm Brown In First Round

Brown could provide a boost to a unit that will lose talented depth this season even if it does not lose its star.

CBS Detroit–01/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22:  Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the sidelines during the first quarter of the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 13-12.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Fairley Back At Practice For Lions

Coach Jim Caldwell said earlier in the week it would be a “miracle” if Fairley could play this weekend, but Fairley looked trim and active during the portion of practice open to reporters.

97.1 The Ticket–01/02/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after the Lions victory against the Chicago Bears on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears 21-19. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Fairley On How Injury Will Impact His Free Agency: ‘I Can’t Avoid Thinking About It’

In Fairley’s eyes, a return this season is still a realistic possibility.

CBS Detroit–12/03/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:   Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions (R) helps injured  Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions off field during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and  Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Lions Remain Stout Despite New Faces On Line

The Detroit Lions are playing without several key players along the offensive and defensive lines due to injury — and it hasn’t hurt them much.

97.1 The Ticket–12/02/2014

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