Fairley back from foot injury for Lions; Durant inactive

DETROIT -- Lions rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley was activated for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears after missing the season's first four games because of a left foot injury.

Fairley, the 13th overall draft pick out of Auburn, had surgery on his foot early during training camp. He was at practice last week, but Lions coach Jim Schwartz was noncommittal about whether or not Fairley would be able to contribute against the Bears.

Lions linebacker Justin Durant, who is recovering from a concussion, was deactivated after experiencing more symptoms shortly before the game.

The Bears' inactives include wide receiver Earl Bennett, who is out with a chest injury. Cornerback Charles Tillman, who was limited last week because of a hip problem, was active.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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