Allen Park, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions placed defensive tackle
Nick Fairley on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a shoulder
Fairley, the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, injured his shoulder in
the fourth quarter of the Lions' 27-20 loss to the Packers on Dec. 9. Fairley
missed the team's Week 15 loss to the Cardinals and it is unclear if he will
need surgery to repair the injury.
Over 13 games this season, Fairley recorded 34 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks and one
Detroit signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo to fill Fairley's roster spot.
Nwagbuo has 44 career tackles and 1 1/2 sacks over three seasons with the San
Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers.
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