Not Fair

The Green Bay Packers were expected to give former Detroit Lions cornerback Terry Fair a tryout today, but Fair and the Packers decided that he would have a better chance to play with another team. Fair, the Lions' first-round pick in 1998 from Tennessee, was surprisingly waived in the Lions' final cutdown after being a starter most of his career.<p>

Fair has started 48 games in four seasons. He also has drawn interest from Miami, Baltimore, Carolina and Jacksonville.

"Terry's a big fan of Green Bay," Fair's agent, Reggie Smith told the Green Bay News-Chronicle on Tuesday. "Terry's uncle is Fred Carr, who used to play for the Packers, so Green Bay is definitely possible. Terry's a starter, so I'm interested to see what kind of ideas they have for him.".

But pro personnel director Reggie McKenzie said after practice today that the team decided not to bring Fair in for a workout.

The Packers are settled at cornerback with starters Tyrone Williams and Mike McKenzie and backups Tod McBride and Bhawoh Jue. Punt returner Darrien Gordon is the fifth cornerback, but he isn't expected to play much, if at all, on passing downs.

Fair (5-foot-9, 193 pounds) also has been an effective returner in his career. Fair has averaged 7.2 yards in 47 punt returns and 25.8 yards in 101 kickoff returns, including a 105-yard kickoff return his rookie season, which established a Lions record.

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