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Lions' Nick Fairley needs to be more consistent, GM Martin Mayh…

Lions' Nick Fairley needs to be more consistent, GM Martin Mayhew says Updated Jan 20, 2014
General manager Martin Mayhew said the Lions have not yet determined whether they'll pick up the fifth-year option on defensive tackle Nick Fairley's rookie contract, which would keep him in Detroit through 2015.
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    First Starting Black QB

    Jan 20
    James Harris sits down in a 2006 interview to talk about his experience for the Buffalo Bills as the first African-American to regularly start at QB in NFL history. Harris is currently working as a senior personnel executive for the Detroit Lions.

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