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Fairley in, but Durant and Spievey are out

DETROIT — Nick Fairley will see his first NFL action tonight against the Chicago Bears. Fairley, the Lions’ first-round draft pick, had been sidelined since early in training camp while rehabbing a broken foot. He practiced four days last week but he said on Saturday he had not been told if he would or would not play. He was listed as questionable on Saturday’s injury report.

According to the depth chart, Fairley will not start. Expect him to rotate in and out of the defensive line with Corey Williams, Sammie Hill and Andre Fluellen.

Also inactive is Justin Durant who had concussion symptoms during pregame warm-ups. He missed last week’s game with a concussion but had practiced last week.

S Amari Spievey (hamstring) is also out. John Wendling will start in his place.

On Saturday S Erik Coleman (ankle), WR Rashied Davis (foot) and T Jason Fox (foot) were listed as out.

Also out are RB Jerome Harrison and Drew Stanton.

Inactives for Chicago are: Nathan Enderle, Kahlil Bell, Gabe Carimi, Earl Bennett, Stephen Paea, Mario Addison and Corey Wootton.

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