Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew declined to pick up defensive tackle Nick Fairley's relatively cost-effective $5.5 million option for 2015 in a move that was meant to motivate him to get into shape.
It worked, and Fairley's dominant half-year stretch to end the season may have priced the Lions out of his market, especially if they plan to either re-sign or franchise tag Ndamukong Suh.
However, Mayhew doesn't regret his decision on Fairley with an interesting offseason looming.
"At 11-5, 5-1 in our division, I feel good about what we did in preparation for this season," Mayhew said when asked about Fairley. "I wish we could have won those last two games, I wish we were still playing right now, but I don't have any measure of regret in terms of the offseason."
When pressed further, Mayhed declined to discuss just what the future holds when it comes to Nick Fairley's time with the Lions.Back to the Detroit Lions Newsfeed