Jul 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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If he can stay healthy, Nick Fairley should be All-Pro force for Lions
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

Anybody watching these practices can see how disruptive a force Fairley has been. He seems to be making one splash play after another. He and Suh were chasing ball carries some 50 and 60 yards down field on Saturday, ala Kyle Vanden Bosch.

He was so hard to block on Saturday, he came away with his practice jersey virtually shredding from all the clutching and grabbing.

Yet, Cunningham and coach Jim Schwartz continually temper their praise with phrases like, “let’s hope he stays on this track,” or “ability isn’t his problem, it’s been availability.”

Add linebacker Stephen Tulloch to the list of Detroit Lions players in peak shape
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

This offseason, after reportedly having a procedure to alleviate his knee issues, Tulloch is feeling like his old self.

“Having my procedure in the offseason, I was able to train hard and get back to normal,” Tulloch said. “I feel like a new person.”

Kris Durham performing his way into the wide receiver mix
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Kris Durham is the tallest receiver on the Lions roster at 6-foot-6 and is using that size advantage to be a pretty good red zone weapon so far in training camp.

Durham got the fans, and his offensive teammates, going earlier this week in practice when he made two terrific back-to-back touchdown catches over cornerback Domonique Johnson.

Lions defense eager to beef up CB ranks
The Associated Press

Bill Bentley, who missed most of last season with an injury, joins veteran Ron Bartell and rookie Darius Slay in a competition for the other starting job. No matter who gets it, Bartell, entering his ninth season, likes the group he’ll be playing with.

“We’re definitely battling out there, but there’s a lot of depth here,” he said Friday. “I feel like this can be a strong secondary.”

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