Nick Fairley

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)

Lions’ Fairley, Falcons’ Carimi And Smith Injured

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley injured his right knee Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons and was ruled out for the game, dealing a blow to the Lions’ league-leading pass rush.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

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)

Lions DT Nick Fairley Leaves Falcons Game With Knee Injury

Fairley was injured as he hit Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a 3rd-down pass play that was incomplete. Lions teammate Ndamukong Suh, rushing Ryan from the other side, crashed into Fairley.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions pass rushes against Ryan Kalil #67 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Fairley On Lions Defense: ‘We Can Be The Best Ever’

Nick Fairley said Sunday that he believes the Lions defense can be more effective than any other defense in the NFL – past or present.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Don Carey #26 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter fumble return touchdown against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Defense Helps Lions Overcome Mistakes On Offense, Special Teams

“We haven’t arrived,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said, “but I think our guys, in this particular game, we were headed in the right direction.”

CBS Detroit–09/21/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Defensive Line Dominant Again As Players Embrace Mentality Of No Weak Links

The group has been confident before, but Sunday’s showing against Rodgers & Co. certainly did not hurt.

CBS Detroit–09/21/2014

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)

Caldwell On Fairley’s Development: ‘What Nick Does Is Up To Nick’

“Something might be a catalyst, another teammate, but I think in this particular case, it’s up to Nick. He’s the guy that’s going to make the difference.”

CBS Detroit–09/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches from the sideline during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell Says Matthew Stafford Has Tools To Be Championship Quarterback

“What we all should be probably focusing on is does he have the tools to be a championship quarterback, and the answer to that is yes,” Caldwell said.

CBS Detroit–09/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts gets pressure from Ndamukong Suh #90 and Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Colts won 35-33  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Fairley, Whitehead, Waddle Among Starters For Monday Night Game

The Lions released an updated depth chart Monday, revealing expected starters for their upcoming season opener on Monday Night Football.

CBS Detroit–09/02/2014

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)

Teryl Austin Talks Fairley’s Demotion; Suh, Fairley Downplay Move

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin explained Wednesday why he demoted Nick Fairley from his role of starting defensive tackle.

CBS Detroit–08/20/2014

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)

Caldwell On Fairley: ‘He’s Not Starting Right Now’

Fairley, Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 2011, has entered the final season of his contract with the Lions.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

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