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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)

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Ndamukong Suh #90 and Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions walk off the field after the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwartz On Penalties Of Suh, Fairley: ‘I Don’t Know What To Tell Them’

Calling the NFL to discuss penalties is nothing new. This time, though, Jim Schwartz expects more of a concession than an explanation.

CBS Detroit–12/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Willie Young #79, Israel Idonije #77 of the Detroit Lions and the rest of the defensive line come onto the field together during team introductions prior to playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Josh Sitton’s Comments About Lions Defense Come Back To Bite Packers

As far as whether Sitton’s comments spurned that choice, Mosley said, “Nah, not at all.” Then he winked.

CBS Detroit–11/28/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05:  (R) Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 and guard Josh Sitton #71 of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after fullback John Kuhn #30 scorers on a nine-yard catch and run in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schwartz Responds To Packers’ Sitton Calling Him A ‘D—,’ ‘Scumbag’

“If you told us at the beginning of the season we’d be first place in Thanksgiving we’d have five games to play, an opportunity to go win our division, I think we’d relish that opportunity,” Schwartz added, “and we’re going to.”

CBS Detroit–11/27/2013

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes against Jordan Mills #67 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 21-19.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulked-Up Protections Still Foiling, Frustrating Lions D-Line

“It is my ninth year, and I can say in my years, I’ve never seen this,” Mosley said. “Never.”

CBS Detroit–11/22/2013

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is taken down 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)

Nick Fairley And Willie Young Fined $15,750 Each

This time, it is not Ndamukong Suh being fined – at least not so far.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2013

DENVER - AUGUST 21:  Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham of the Detroit Lions works from the bench against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 25-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gunther Cunningham Breaks Down The D-Line’s Lack Of Sacks

One the most menacing units in the NFL, the Detroit Lions defensive line has many scratching their heads as to why it is not racking up more sacks.

CBS Detroit–11/08/2013

Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Neutralize Bears Forcing Four Turnovers

Despite the solid performance and all the turnovers forced, Schwartz still seemed peeved after the game – understandable enough considering the Lions had a 40-16 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter and ended up winning just 40-32.

CBS Detroit–09/30/2013

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)

Nick Fairley Knocks Down Ndamukong Suh With Chest Bump [VIDEO]

“The belly just overcame everything,” Suh said, laughing.

CBS Detroit–09/30/2013

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