"He’s got a medical issue he’s dealing with," Caldwell said. "He’ll be back as soon as he’s recovered."
One veteran told the paper that Fairley's procedure was minor and not football-related, the paper said.
Suh's decision isn't big news, according to the website. "He's a workout warrior and consistently one of the league's best-conditioned players," the report said.
Fairley did not control his weight late last year and finished with 36 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.
"As I told him, I'd like to see his commitment to the offseason program improve, and see him on a consistent basis," Mayhew told the website. "It's voluntary, but if he's not training with us, I'd like to see him training somewhere."
Detroit can start its offseason program April 7. Fairley is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and the team needs to decide whether to pick up his 2015 option.
"Our goal is we want to make sure we give our guys the opportunity to play the best that they can all the time," Austin told the website. "We have to figure out how we can motivate, how we can get him to do that. Whatever it is that touches him that makes him do that, that's what we have to find out.
"Obviously, we haven't had a chance to sit down and talk about all those things or do those things with Nick, but the time will come from that," he continued. "I think that, you know, we'll do whatever we can to try and help him be more successful because he can be a really dominant player. We just have to have him try and be a dominant player for 16 games. That's really our goal."
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