Lions TE Joseph Fauria has slipped to No. 3 on the depth chart following the selection of Eric Ebron.
Lions GM Martin Mayhew expects TE Joseph Fauria to have an expanded role next season.
Joseph Fauria is expected to play an "important role" in new OC Joe Lombardi's offense.
Joseph Fauria caught three balls for 20 yards in the Lions' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.
Joseph Fauria is the only healthy tight end on the Lions' roster right now.
Joseph Fauria caught three balls for 43 yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Giants.
DetroitLions.com expects Joseph Fauria to have a bigger role if Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is unable to go for Week 16.
Joseph Fauria caught a 14-yard touchdown in Week 15 versus Baltimore.
Joseph Fauria was held without a catch in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Packers.
Joseph Fauria caught a ten-yard touchdown in the Lions' Week 12 loss to Tampa Bay.
Lions TE Joseph Fauria has played just 27 percent of Detroit's offensive snaps since catching three touchdowns in Week 6 against Cleveland.
Joseph Fauria caught one pass for 14 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers.
Joseph Fauria caught one pass for 25 yards in Week 10 versus Chicago.
Lions TE Joseph Fauria wasn't targeted in Detroit's Week 8 win over the Cowboys.