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Sunday, September 15, 2013
DT Nick Fairley inactive for Lions

By Michael Rothstein

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Detroit Lions will play Arizona without one of their biggest defensive playmakers.

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with an injury to his shoulder, was deemed inactive Sunday and won’t dress for the Lions.

C.J. Mosley, a ninth-year pro out of Missouri, will start in his place. It wouldn’t be surprising to see defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh now command more double teams due to Fairley’s absence.

There were no other surprises on the inactive list for the Lions: quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Mikel Leshoure, safety Don Carey, offensive lineman Leroy Harris, wide receiver Ryan Broyles and right tackle Jason Fox, who was deemed out on Friday.

Corey Hilliard will start in place of Fox.