Nick Fairley told the Detroit Free Press his offseason workouts and diet program have him down to 295 pounds, 27 lighter than he finished last season.

Fairley is not participating in OTAs due to a "medical procedure," so we'll have to wait a little while to see how the big man carries himself with his new, svelte physique. He is a force on the defensive line and serves as a huge run-stopper, but he is also a beast in the pass rush as well, as evidenced by the six sacks he recorded last year. He should be fine for training camp and moving forward.ANALYST: Howard Bender