ALLEN PARK — Injuries can not be used as an excuse in the NFL because every team deals with them. But to be honest, some teams more than others.
That’s a ton and does partially explain the Lions 4-10 record as they prepare to play Atlanta on Saturday night.
Fairley joins CB Jacob Lacey (knee), RB Jahvid Best (concussion), CB Bill Bentley (shoulder), WR Ryan Broyles (knee), WR Nate Burleson (knee), S Amari Spievey (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and WR Titus Young (knee).
The Lions signed DT Ogembi Ngawbuo, a former Michigan State Spartan, to take Fairley's spot on the roster.