Lions place Nick Fairley on injured reserve, sign Ogemdi Nwagbuo

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Nick Fairley's season is over, as he has been placed on injured reserve. Ogemdi Nwagbuo has been signed to take his spot on the roster.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley's season is officially over. The Lions placed him on injured reserve on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury he suffered against the Green Bay Packers earlier this month. To fill his spot on the roster, the Lions signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo.

While this is definitely a disappointing way for Fairley's second season in the league to come to an end, he was outstanding in 2012. In the 13 games he appeared in, Fairley made a total of seven starts. He really elevated his game once he became a starter, and he will finish 2012 with a total of 34 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 1 pass defense and 2 forced fumbles. He should be a starter next to Ndamukong Suh for years to come.

Nwagbuo may be a familiar name to some, as he played college football at Michigan State. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2008, and he made his pro debut a year later with the San Diego Chargers. He continued playing for the Chargers until last season when he was released. He later joined the Carolina Panthers before 2011 came to an end.

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