The Lions will be without defensive tackle
The talented third-year defensive tackle injured his right shoulder last week vs. Minnesota and will be inactive today vs. Arizona. Fairley missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but returned in a limited capacity on Friday. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
Fairley missed the last three games of the 2012 season after going on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
"I think C.J. Mosley played pretty well last week," defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said this week. "I was excited. I wish he wouldn't wear (No.) 99, he kind of reminds me of (former Lions DT) Corey (Williams). And they're built the same way, he doesn't say much, he just plays and he had a good game last week. So we have depth there."
The Lions will also be without
"He's really not an injury situation," head coach Jim Schwartz said of Broyles this week. "He's in a situation where he's just working his way back and working his way into the swing of things. He's working really hard. He's making progress all the time. That practice time is very valuable to him. He's going to be a big contributor on our team."
Fox, who started at tackle last week, injured his groin after just 15 plays in a win vs. Minnesota last week.