• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals release TE Joseph Fauria

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals all set with TE Joseph Fauria

    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."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reports: Cardinals sign former Lions TE Joseph Fauria

    The Cardinals have signed former Lions tight end Joseph Fauria, according to multiple reports. Fauria was among the Lions final cuts on Saturday.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Lions cut QB Kellen Moore, TE Joseph Fauria

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lions TE Joseph Fauria down with undisclosed injury

    Lions tight end Joseph Fauria left practice Thursday with an unknown injury, MLive.com has reported. He returned to the field without pads and wearing a protective sleeve on his left knee. "He got a little tweak," Jim Caldwell said. "Maybe it will take him a couple days to get back." Fauria missed nine games due to injury last season and finished with just six catches for 74 yards.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Lions TE Joseph Fauria expects to come back strong this season

    Lions tight end Joseph Fauria hasn't had the most conventional start to his NFL career. He broke out in 2013 as an undrafted free agent with seven touchdowns, but then the Lions drafted another tight end in the first round the following season. Fauria now expects to hit his stride and improve on last season's six catch, 74 yard totals. "Extremely frustrating," Fauria said, per the team website. "But it's something you have to overcome. Football is frustrating, you know. Everyone has injuries. Everyone has trials and tribulations and it's how you answer them and how you come back. I'm expecting myself to come back strong." Fauria is a huge target a 6-foot-7 and the Lions hope they can use that to their advantage next season. "He has a unique skill set," head coach Jim Caldwell said of his big tight end. "When you're not able to utilize everything that's available to you, you know, obviously you have to find other ways to do it. "So, he brings to the table a little something that you can't teach. He has height and he can position himself, particularly in the red zone, extremely well."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Joseph Fauria expects to be back with Lions by training camp

    Injured Lions tight end Joseph Fauria is participating on a very limited basis at OTAs, but he promises he'll be at 100 percent by the start of training camp. Fauria injured his ankle last September, then reinjured it, when he tried to come back late in the season. "I don't see anything holding me back from training camp," he said, per MLive. "That's the goal. Just trying to come back as soon as possible, but also being smart." While Fauria can't do much on the field right now, he's busy doing "everything I can — everything possible. Just a bunch of rehab. Just being smart about it, and that's really it."

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions TE Joseph Fauria still undecided about surgery

    Lions tight end Joseph Fauria, who went on injured reserve Dec. 10, is waiting for one more medical opinion before deciding whether to have surgery on his ankle, reports ESPN.com. Fauria said he should know in a week. Ankle injuries limited Fauria to seven games. He caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown this season after catching seven touchdown passes as a rookie.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Lions' Joseph Fauria lands on IR with ankle injury

    The Lions have placed tight end Joseph Fauria on the injured-reserve after suffering an ankle injury for the second time this season. Fauria, who left early in Week 14's win over the Buccaneers, returned to score a touchdown. "It will only make my future success that much sweeter," Fauria said on Instagram. "Trust I'm going to come back the best I've ever been." Fauria's season ends with six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Lions planning to re-sign tight end Kellen Davis

    Sources have indicated the Lions will sign tight end Kellen Davis Tuesday, according to ProFootbalTalk.com. The Lions previously waived Davis Nov. 25. The potential signing of Davis indicates the Lions are not confident tight end Joseph Fauria will be able to recover from his injured ankle, according to The Detroit News. Fauria missed six games earlier this season after injuring his ankle. The Lions play the Vikings Week 15.