Fauria has joined the Patriots' practice squad, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. The 6-foot-7, 267-pounder displayed some red zone prowess as a rookie with the Lions in 2013, but at this stage, he's merely insurance for the Patriots in the event of an injury to one of the team's currently-rostered tight ends: Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler or Michael Williams.
Tight end Joseph Fauria was released by the Cardinals on Saturday. The Cardinals dropped Fauria from the 53-man roster in order to make room for running back Kerwynn Williams, who was added from the practice squad with the impending absence of Andre Ellington for Sunday's game against the Bears. Fauria was inactive for the Cardinals' Week 1 win over the Saints.
The Cardinals have confirmed what had been reported - that they have signed free agent tight end Joseph Fauria. Fauria, who was recently released by Detroit, peaked in 2013 with seven touchdowns out of his 18 receptions. But he caught only six passes last year with one score. "We know he can catch the ball," Arizona offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin told the team website. Hopefully he can contribute on Sunday."
The Cardinals have signed former Lions tight end Joseph Fauria, according to multiple reports. Fauria was among the Lions final cuts on Saturday.
The Lions cut quarterback Kellen Moore and tightend Joseph Fauria on Saturday, according to ESPN.com. Fauria was a third-year player out of UCLA, while Moore was entering his fourth season our of Boise State.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/20||@San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|12||11/28||@New York Jets||2||4.75|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|16||12/24||New York Jets||2||4.75|
|3 Year Avg||14||8||94||3||6||11.75||29|