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Fairley says he weights 281 pounds these days after hitting as much as 320 in Detroit.
Beginning in 2016, the NFL will allow teams to trade compensatory draft picks, according to an ESPN report. The league instituted compensatory selections in 1994, to help competitive balance for teams who lost more talent than they were able to...
Signed as a free agent in the offseason, he's one of five first-round draft choices on the defensive line.
Their love of the Rams and dislike of owner Stan Kroenke came through loud and clear at the NFL's relocation hearing.
Detroit will replace those guys with a known commodity in five-time All-Pro Haloti Ngata. But he can't do it by himself. And once the Lions bypassed the defensive tackle market on the first two days of the draft, it became apparent the Lions are banking on Tyrunn Walker to start alongside Ngata.
A three-year starter for the Huskies, Shelton tipped the scales at nearly 340 pounds at the scouting combine in February. As a senior, he routinely set up camp in opposing backfields, racking up nine sacks and 16.5 tackles for a loss.
The St. Louis Rams faced a ton of adversity in 2014, which led to a somewhat disappointing 6-10 finish, but the pieces are in place for improvement in 2015. In addition to a schedule that could be conducive to success, the Rams made some positive moves during the offseason. They beefed up their defense with the signings of defensive tackle Nick Fairley and linebacker Akeem Ayers, while acquiring a
Davis, a metro Detroit native, has the size and length the Lions love at the defensive tackle spot.
With a chance to bring back a good player who would offer some continuity at a position of upheaval, Detroit appears to be taking a pass on Mosley. It has traded for Haloti Ngata, signed Tyrunn Walker, returns Caruan Reid and appears to fill its remaining needs in the draft.
Why didn't the Lions do more to try to keep their former first-round pick?
Believe it or not, the 2015 edition of NFL free agency is already two weeks old. This means, of course, that the most significant free agents have already been signed to new contracts and the flurry of early action has dwindled down to a trickle. For a perennial playoff team like the Cincinnati Bengals, the main focus of the early offseason was on re-signing key contributors from the past few seas
Detroit has until May 3 to make a decision on whether to pick up Reiff's fifth year, which means the club probably has a good idea of what it will do. But Mayhew is remaining mum about the team's plans for now.
Column: Detroit Lions' offseason has been underwhelming, but don't discount Jim Caldwell's ability to develop talent
Detroit backed itself into the corner of getting better in the draft, or maybe not getting better at all this offseason. But there's another variable that has gone a bit overlooked. And that's improving the players who are already on the roster. And player development was a strong suit of Jim Caldwell and this staff
The St. Louis Rams want to make sure Nick Fairley is in shape for the 2015 season. How much is the team's new addition making just to show up at the gym every day?
Tyrunn Walker has amassed 28 career tackles. Could the 24-year-old rising player be asked to help take over the roles left by Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in Detroit?
Nick Fairley’s four years with the Lions were marked by spectacular play at times, but also multiple injuries and talk that he was overweight and out of shape. Fairley says that won’t be the case in St. Louis. Fairley signed with the Rams on Friday and said when he arrived that he has lost 40…
Fisher says Rams probably would've traded Bradford even had he agreed to pay cut.
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
Rams need to fix their offensive line, but there's nothing wrong with improving the defense. How else will the Rams win low-scoring games?
Nick Fairley reportedly agrees to incentive-laden deal with Rams; Detroit Lions have no draft picks left from 2010-11
The Detroit Lions' 2010 first-round pick is a Dolphin. Now their 2011 first-round pick is a Ram. And they don't have anything left to show for either draft class.
The Rams continue to construct the league's most frightening defensive line, signing former Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley. How will Fairley impact the Rams' already potent defense?
The St. Louis Rams have reached an agreement with free agent Nick Fairley and confirmed the news via Twitter.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported it's a one-year deal worth $5 million, but with incentives, he can make up to $7.5 million.The signing will mark the end of the defensive tackle's four-year run with the Detroit Lions.Fairley was an interesting case coming into the offseason. He had show
Just in case you haven't picked up on this yet: The NFL free-agency market is fluid. One moment, Chip Kelly is telling reporters the Eagles' decision to trade LeSean McCoy was about the salary cap. A day later, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Kelly has given DeMarco Murray a bigger contract than the one McCoy signed with Buffalo. Perhaps the only thing that doesn't change from minute to min
The Detroit Lions have a major need at defensive tackle, even after the trade for Haloti Ngata earlier this week. And it doesn't look like they are currently considering C.J. Mosley for one of those positions.
First Ndamukong Suh left for the Miami Dolphins, now Nick Fairley is on his way out, as the Detroit Lions have lost their two starting defensive tackles. The Lions have told at least two agents that they are out of the running for free-agent Fairley, as first reported by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
The Providence Journal says the Patriots have expressed interest in free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
The Lions used back-to-back high first-round draft picks on defensive tackles in the 2010 and 2011 NFL drafts. Now both of those defensive tackles are on the way out. It’s been widely reported that the Lions’ 2010 first-round pick, Ndamukong Suh, will sign with the Dolphins. And now comes word that the Lions’ 2011 first-round…
The Detroit Lions have already lost one starting defensive tackle they drafted in the first round. Now they could be on the verge of losing another.
The 6-foot-4, 340-pound Ngata has started 133 games in his nine-year career, recording 282 tackles and 25.5 sacks.
Fairley possesses elite talent, when healthy, but he's struggled with injuries his entire career. At the right price, the Lions should certainly consider retaining the former first-round pick, but can't overreact and overpay because the team lost Ndamukong Suh.