Fairley practices, but has long way to go
Rookie DT Nick Fairley practiced for the first time on Friday since breaking his foot early in training camp.
Don’t get too excited about seeing him soon. While he’s been attending meetings and working on conditioning, it’s not the same as practice.
Also, there’s no rush to get him in with Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams starting and getting relief from Sammie Hill and Andre Fluellen. All four have been playing well. Kyle Vanden Bosch was credited with a sack against the Chiefs, but he said he wouldn’t have gotten it without pressure from Hill.
Fairley is listed as out on Friday’s injury report. It will probably be at least a few weeks before he plays.
Don’t look at him as an automatic starter when he does return. First-round pick or not, he’ll have to earn his playing time.
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