Nick Fairley, Eric Ebron inactive

As expected, the Lions will be without defensive tackle Nick Fairley and tight end Eric Ebron Sunday against the Dolphins.

Fairley suffered a knee injury in Week 8 against the Falcons that could keep him out longer. However, his injury will not require surgery, thus keeping a hope for a 2014 return still alive. Ebron was able to practice this week but was still listed as doubtful heading into this game.

Tight end Joseph Fauria is also inactive with an ankle injury sustained at his home. Brandon Pettigrew will be able to play and contribute at the tight end position.

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