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Joseph Fauria | Tight End | #81

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 262
College: UCLA
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Free agent TE Joseph Fauria is attempting a comeback.
Fauria was out of the league last year after spending time on the Cardinals' and Patriots' practice squads in 2015. "Last year didn’t go as planned," he admitted. "I didn’t get any tryouts, but I have my head on straight now. I’m in good shape. I’m ready to go. I just want one more chance." The 6'7 Fauria has caught eight career touchdowns in 23 games but hasn't played an NFL snap since 2014. May 28 - 11:18 AM

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Patriots signed TE Joseph Fauria to their practice squad.

He's essentially the No. 4 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, and blocking specialist Michael Williams. Fauria was a touchdown-scorer early in his career with the Lions, but has flamed out the past couple years.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Cardinals waived TE Joseph Fauria.

Fauria was signed last week, but wasn't active for Sunday's opener. He's no longer needed with Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas healthy. 25-year-old Fauria should resurface as a backup that can play in red-zone packages.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 02:22:00 PM

Cardinals signed TE Joseph Fauria, formerly of the Lions.

He's replacing Ifeanyi Momah (knee), who will head to I.R. Much like Momah, Fauria's claim to fame is his height. He measured 6-foot-7 3/8, 259 at the 2013 Combine and has caught eight career touchdowns. Once Fauria picks up Bruce Arians' offense, he could become a situational red-zone threat.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 07:51:00 AM

Free agent TE Joseph Fauria visited the Giants on Tuesday.

The Lions severed ties with Fauria over the weekend. Eight of Fauria's 24 career catches have gone for touchdowns. He'd give the Giants some insurance behind hit-or-miss starter Larry Donnell.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Lions released TE Joseph Fauria.

Fauria collected seven touchdowns as a rookie but disappeared during his sophomore campaign in 2014 (six catches for 74 yards). His roster spot was in jeopardy as soon as the Lions traded for Tim Wright at the end of August. Fauria caught three passes for 24 yards during the preseason.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:51:00 PM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said TEs Joseph Fauria and Tim Wright are competing for "probably only one spot."

Wright would seem to have the edge as the Lions traded for him just three days ago, but all Wright cost was a kicker who was unlikely to make the final roster anyway. Wright has floundered in both New England and Tampa Bay following a breakout rookie campaign, and Fauria offers the Lions a red-zone threat they are missing at the back end of their receiver corps. This competition could go down the wire, and both tight ends may end up on the final roster.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 08:49:00 AM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) won't participate in OTAs.

Fauria has been battling the ankle since September, but opted against surgery. He's expected to be ready for camp, though nothing can be guaranteed with him. After a lackluster season with a new coaching staff, Fauria could be fighting for a roster spot this summer. He's no higher than No. 3 on the depth chart.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 07:38:00 PM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria did not undergo ankle surgery.

Fauria's ankle has been a major issue ever since September, when he tripped over his puppy while trying to stop it from urinating in his home. Avoiding surgery suggests the joint has healed sufficiently on its own. Fauria brings solid red-zone chops, but can't get higher than No. 3 on the depth chart with Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew in town.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria will wait one more week before deciding whether to have ankle surgery.

Fauria originally injured his ankle in September while trying to stop his puppy from urinating in his home. He never recovered. Fauria appeared in just seven games for the Lions, catching six passes for 74 yard with one touchdown. If healthy, he'll compete for the No. 3 tight end job in 2015 behind Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Lions placed TE Joseph Fauria on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

Fauria originally hurt the ankle tripping over his pet at home ahead of Week 4. The touchdown dancing king returned to the lineup in Week 11, but has made little impact after reeling in seven touchdowns as a rookie. Fauria's sophomore season ends with six catches for 74 yards and one score. He'll be back in 2015.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Joseph Fauria caught two passes for 17 yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Bucs.

Fauria got open over the middle in the third quarter for a 10-yard score. Fauria was announced as the starter, but sat out the first play in favor of Eric Ebron. Fauria briefly missed the game after injuring his ankle in the first quarter but ended up only missing a series. Despite the score, he is well off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Lions TE Joseph Fauria exited Week 14 against the Bucs with a left ankle injury.

Fauria got his ankle caught up under Dashon Goldson on a third down reception in the first quarter. He had the ankle retaped and returned one series later. Fauria missed seven weeks with a left ankle injury earlier in the season.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 01:14:00 PM

The Lions are starting Joseph Fauria at tight end in Week 14 against the Bucs.

Tampa Bay gives up a lot of production to tight ends, so Fauria is worth a look for tight end streamers in desperate need of a spot starter. It appears Eric Ebron has been moved down the depth chart for dropping passes and running back routes. Fauria is 6-foot-7 and will be a decent bet for a red-zone TD.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Active for the first time since Week 3, Joseph Fauria (ankle) wasn't targeted in the Lions' Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

The red-zone threat will remain well off the re-draft radar down the stretch.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:07:00 PM

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