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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–5 hours ago

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

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears passes under pressure from C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Packers 21-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Not To Read Into Mosley Taking First-Team Reps Over Fairley

Fairley, whose fifth-year option the Lions declined to pick up after an inconsistent 2013, refused to talk with reporters after practice.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2014

Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fumble in the second quarter by Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Not To Read Into Mosley Taking First-Team Reps Over Fairley

Mosley did not want to make too much of the redistribution of reps, and he said he does not know if he is a starter.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2014

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)

Lions’ Nick Fairley Gets Probation, Fine For DUI

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley won’t spend time in jail after being convicted of drunken driving and reckless driving in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama.

97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions scores a touchdown off a fumble recovery in the third quarter while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Losing Fairley And Suh Would Be A Good Break From The Lions’ Recent Past [BLOG]

Ndamukong Suh has said many times before that his focus is on the team and not him personally.

97.1 The Ticket–07/30/2014

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)

Eating Better, Sleeping Better, Fairley Feeling Good At OTAs

For now, Fairley is staying mum on whether he is exciting about testing the market.

CBS Detroit–06/03/2014

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)

Suh Present For First Day Of OTAs; Fairley Absent Due To Medical Issue

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Fairley’s absence was related to an injury, one that evidently necessitated surgery.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears is sacked by Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the bears 21-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions Will Not Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On Nick Fairley’s Contract

The Lions have characterized the move as a strategy to get more out of Fairley, who has a reputation for playing incredibly well in some moments and performing marginally in others.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2014

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