The announcement was no surprise because
Green suffered a concussion during a loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday night that relegated Cincinnati to a wild-card berth. The Bengals play the
Detroit defensive tackle
Fairley hasn't played since injuring his right knee in a win over Atlanta on Oct. 26. The Lions open the playoffs at Dallas on Sunday.
The Lions listed Fairley as limited Thursday. Coach
Bill Polian told the
Polian told the Associated Press he has elected to stay in broadcasting after informing Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula of his decision on Thursday. His decision followed several discussions with the Pegulas, who had gauged Polian's interest in filling a newly created role overseeing the team's football operations.
ESPN, for whom Polian works, first reported the development.
Polian's announcement comes a day after Bills head coach Doug Marrone left the team by exercising the opt-out clause in his contract.