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                      === Lions place DT Fairley on IR ===
 
 Allen  Park,  MI (Sports Network) -  The Detroit Lions placed defensive tackle
 Nick  Fairley  on season-ending  injured reserve on  Wednesday with a shoulder
 injury.
 
 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
 pass defensed.
 
 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.
 
 
 12/19 15:27:59 ET