Nick Fairley DL STL 3 days ago

Fairley missed Saturday's preseason game with a sore collarbone, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Nick Fairley DL STL 6 months ago

Fairley has reached an agreement to join the Rams, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The Rams announced Fairley's signing at the introductory press conference for new quarterback Nick Foles. Joining a front seven that already ranked among the NFL's best, Fairley may be somewhat limited in terms of snap count, which is probably for the best. While the former Lion won't be an IDP option, it should be entertaining to watch the St. Louis defensive line this upcoming seven.

Nick Fairley DL STL 8 months ago

Fairley (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Lions' official site reports.

Fairley was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, but after having returned to practice this past week, a return to action next weekend seems plausible, should the Lions advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Nick Fairley DL STL 8 months ago

Fairley (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Lions' official site reports.

Fairley, who was listed as a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, only did individual work during that span, and he's all but ruled out for Sunday's contest. If the Lions advance past this weekend's wild card round, however, it's plausible that Fairley could be back in action for the divisional round of the playoffs.

Nick Fairley DL STL 8 months ago

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that Fairley (knee) is in a "practice-to-play" protocol, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports.

Caldwell previously said Fairley would need a miracle in order to suit up, but it now seems that the big defensive tackle is trending closer to questionable. Having last played in Week 8, Fairley may not be able to handle his usual role, even if he does make it back for Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.

Nick Fairley DL STL 8 months ago

Fairley (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Mlive.com reports.

Coach Jim Caldwell said earlier this week that Fairley would need a "miracle" to play Sunday against the Cowboys, but the defensive tackle's return to practice Thursday offers a glimmer of hope on that front. Perhaps a more realistic scenario for Fairley -- who last suited up in Week 8 -- would be a return to action in the second round of the playoffs, should the Lions advance past Dallas this weekend.

Nick Fairley DL STL 9 months ago

Fairley (knee) might not return from injury this season according to Jim Caldwell, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Fairley's injury must be worse than expected when the Lions decided against surgery for the defensive tackle. Ndamukong Suh's impending free agency means Fairley could have to shoulder a major load next year, so Detroit might be showing caution for a player whom is about to become much more important.

Nick Fairley DL STL 10 months ago

The Lions don't believe Fairley will require surgery on his injured knee, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' website reports.

While avoiding surgery should allow Fairley to play again at some point this season, he will still likely be sidelined another 3-to-4 weeks.

Nick Fairley DL STL 10 months ago

Fairly (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL/PCL and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks, ESPN reports.

Fairly left Sunday's game against the Falcons with the knee injury, and Monday's MRI revealed the damage. Obviously losing Fairley is a tough blow for Detroit, but if all goes well, he should be back in the fold for the final few weeks of the regular season. Fairley has 14 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble this season.

Nick Fairley DL STL 10 months ago

Fairley will not return to Sunday's game against the Falcons after suffering a knee injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

More on Fairley's status as we know it, but at first glance, it looks like the defensive tackle will probably miss time beyond Sunday's game, after being carted off the field due to his knee issue.