Player Page

Joseph Fauria | Tight End | #81

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 262
College: UCLA
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colin Kaepernick
3Phillip Sims
4Josh Freeman
5Ryan Lindley
6G.J. Kinne
7Charlie Whitehurst
8Aaron Murray
9Dylan Thompson
10Johnny Manziel
11Jerrod Johnson
12Bryan Bennett
13Seth Lobato
14Ryan Williams
15Brad Sorensen
16Tim Tebow
17McLeod Bethel-Thompson
18Matt Blanchard
19Dan LeFevour
20Austin Trainor
21Pat Devlin
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chandler Harnish
24Chase Rettig
25Zach Mettenberger
26David Olson
27Cody Fajardo
28Shane Carden
29Griffin Neal
30Marquise Williams
31Max Wittek
32Joe Licata
33R.J. Archer
34Sean Renfree
35Dalyn Williams
36Eli Jenkins
37Keith Wenning
38Jake Waters
39Wes Lunt
RB1James Starks
2Rashad Jennings
3Joseph Randle
4Toby Gerhart
5Khiry Robinson
6Joique Bell
7Dominique Williams
8Karlos Williams
9LaMichael James
10Alonzo Harris
11Brandon Burks
12Darrin Reaves
13Brandon Ross
14Josh Harris
15Anthony Dixon
16DuJuan Harris
17Zac Stacy
18Isaiah Pead
19Dan Herron
20Daryl Richardson
21Jahwan Edwards
22Ross Scheuerman
23Kenneth Harper
24Jawon Chisholm
25Zac Brooks
26Brandon Brown-Dukes
27Jerome Smith
28Jeremy Stewart
29Michael Dyer
30Glenn Winston
31Keshawn Hill
32LaVance Taylor
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Joe Don Duncan
2Ryan Mueller
3Andrew Bonnet
4Henry Hynoski
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9James Casey
10Paul Lasike
11Brandon Cottom
12Devon Johnson
13Quayvon Hicks
14Alstevis Squirewell
15Blake Renaud
16John Conner
17Zach Boren
18Kiero Small
19J.C. Copeland
20Joey Iosefa
21Chris Swain
22Nikita Whitlock
23Trey Millard
24Sam Bergen
25Brad Smelley
26Soma Vainuku
27Will Ratelle
28Patrick Skov
29Jordan Campbell
30Zach Laskey
31Sione Houma
32Malcolm Johnson
33Algernon Brown
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Marcus Easley
3Keith Mumphery
4Greg Jennings
5Marques Colston
6Dwayne Bowe
7James Jones
8Preston Parker
9Greg Little
10Kris Durham
11Kyle Prater
12Douglas McNeil
13Stevie Johnson
14Eddie Royal
15Jacoby Ford
16Josh Morgan
17Tyler Davis
18Hakeem Nicks
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Greg Salas
23Ben Edwards
24Carlton Mitchell
25Nick Harwell
26Armon Binns
27Reggie Dunn
28Tevin Reese
29Issac Blakeney
30Kenny Cook
31Joshua Stangby
32Jaxon Shipley
33Zach D'Orazio
34Kenzel Doe
35Jared Dangerfield
36Marquis Bundy
37Damaris Johnson
38Nate Washington
39Josh Lenz
40Eric Rogers
41Ricky Collins
42Robert Herron
43Shaq Evans
44Kevin Norwood
45Solomon Patton
46Damian Williams
47Marlon Moore
48Travis Labhart
49Josh Harper
50Donatella Luckett
51Josh Stewart
52Jarrett Boykin
53Lance Lewis
54Joseph Anderson
55Rashaun Simonise
56Reece Horn
57Dennis Parks
58Quinshad Davis
59Tyler Murphy
60Marquez Clark
61Chandler Worthy
62Ryan Spadola
63David Porter
64L'Damian Washington
65Tyler McDonald
66Ezell Ruffin
67Duke Williams
68Jeff Beathard
69DaVaris Daniels
70Javontee Herndon
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8A.J. Jenkins
9Austin Pettis
10Kevin Smith
11Dorial Green-Beckham
12R.J. Harris
13Emory Blake
14Ryan Whalen
15Joe Morgan
16Jacoby Jones
17Ryan Broyles
18Onterio McCalebb
19Nathan Palmer
20Mike Brown
21Andre Debose
22Shakim Phillips
23DeVier Posey
24Tandon Doss
25Jimmie Hunt
26Devante Davis
27Jay Lee
28Mike Williams
29Devon Wylie
30Marcus Leak
31Reggie Bell
32Amir Carlisle
33Milton Williams III
34Jake Kumerow
35Michael Preston
36Phil Bates
37Marcus Harris
38Kadron Boone
39Ryan Lankford
40Isiah Ferguson
41Daniel Rodriguez
42A.J. Cruz
43James Butler
44Clyde Gates
45Stephen Hill
46Saalim Hakim
47Kashif Moore
48Juron Criner
49Andre Davis
50Demetrius Wilson
51Josh Reese
52DiAndre Campbell
53Trevor Harman
54Durron Neal
55David Glidden
56Kieran Duncan
57Jarvis Turner
58T.J. Thorpe
59Michael Bennett
60Paul Browning
61Austin Willis
62Tom Nelson
63Leonard Hankerson
64Trindon Holliday
65Chris King
66Christion Jones
67Levi Norwood
68Ed Williams
69Danny Anthrop
70Marken Michel
71Reggie Diggs
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Ladarius Green
6Tony Moeaki
7Zach Sudfeld
8Brandon Bostick
9Dante Rosario
10Kyle Miller
11Matt Spaeth
12Andrew Quarless
13Blake Annen
14Mickey Shuler
15Michael Cooper
16Beau Gardner
17Nic Jacobs
18Chase Ford
19Dominique Jones
20Bruce Miller
21Richard Gordon
22Nick Kasa
23Chase Dixon
24Casey Pierce
25Mike McFarland
26Rob Blanchflower
27Jacob Maxwell
28Asante Cleveland
29Beau Sandland
30D.J. Williams
31Chase Coffman
32Mo Alie-Cox
33Justice Cunningham
34Cameron Clear
35David Paulson
36Steve Maneri
37Gerell Robinson
38Brandon Barden
39Kevin Greene
40Jake Stoneburner
41Adrien Robinson
42Ryan Taylor
43Konrad Reuland
44Brett Brackett
45Michael Egnew
46Jay Rome
47Kivon Cartwright
48Braxton Deaver
49Clayton Echard
50Jake Murphy
51Rory Anderson
52John Peters
53Gannon Sinclair
54Dan Light
55Jack Tabb
56Jordan Thompson
57Rob Housler
58Arthur Lynch
59Scott Orndoff
60Keith Towbridge
LT1Jordan Rigsbee
2Terry Poole
3Tyson Chandler
4Robert Myers
5Rob Crisp
6King Dunlap
7Eugene Monroe
8Charles Brown
9Cameron Bradfield
10Carter Bykowski
11Michael Oher
12Kyle Roberts
13Jason Fox
14Micah Hatchie
15Takoby Cofield
16John Weidenaar
17David Hedelin
18Taylor Fallin
19Vince Kowalski
20Cody Booth
21Justin Renfrow
22David Foucault
23Andrew McDonald
24Collin Buchanan
25Tyrus Thompson
26Lars Hanson
27Garry Williams
28Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Orlando Franklin
3David Arkin
4Edawn Coughman
5Ryan Seymour
6Ben Heenan
7Antoine Everett
8Sebastian Tretola
9Sam Brenner
10Mackenzy Bernadeau
11Darren Keyton
12Jake Bernstein
13Collin Rahrig
14Vi Teofilo
15Adrian Bellard
16Tanner Hawkinson
17Lene Maiava
18Jamison Lalk
19Al Bond
20Matthew Masifilo
21Alex Cooper
22Garrick Mayweather
23Richard Levy
24Pearce Slater
C1Nick Mangold
2Khaled Holmes
3Manuel Ramirez
4Julian Vandervelde
5Mitchell Bell
6Marcus Henry
7Jacob Flores
8Fernando Velasco
9Jacques McClendon
10Drew Nowak
11Garth Gerhart
12Barrett Jones
13Dalton Freeman
14Patrick Lewis
15Ben Clarke
16Brian De La Puente
17Reese Dismukes
18Dillon Farrell
19Ben Gottschalk
20Braxston Cave
21Robert Kugler
22Quinton Schooley
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Cyril Lemon
5Geoff Schwartz
6Darrion Weems
7Hugh Thornton
8Jared Smith
9Paul Fanaika
10Tre' Jackson
11Leon Brown
12Mike Matthews
13Robert Myers
14Chase Farris
15Chris Muller
16Shahbaz Ahmed
17Trip Thurman
18Ruben Carter
19Ryker Mathews
20Boston Stiverson
21Terran Vaughn
22Donovan Williams
23Jessamen Dunker
24Tony Hills
25Antoine McClain
26Alvin Bailey
27Adam Replogle
28Tyler Johnstone
29Matt Rotheram
30Mike McQueen
31Chris Barker
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Adrian Bellard
3Mitchell Van Dyk
4J'Marcus Webb
5Erik Pears
6Tayo Fabuluje
7Isiah Cage
8Darryl Baldwin
9Lamar Holmes
10Michael Williams
11Luke Marquardt
12Martin Wallace
13Colin Kelly
14Pierce Burton
15Kona Schwenke
16Zeth Ramsay
17Kevin Bowen
18Ryan Mack
19Torian White
20Nick Ritcher
21Patrick Miller
K1Josh Brown
2Dan Carpenter
3Patrick Murray
4Corey Acosta
5Marshall Morgan
6Andrew Furney
7Justin Manton
8John Lunsford
9Shayne Graham
10Shaun Suisham
11Brandon Bogotay
12Jordan Gay
13Kyle Brindza
14Taylor Bertolet
15Brad Craddock
16Devon Bell
17Andy Phillips
18Carey Spear
19Billy Cundiff
20Jaden Oberkrom
21Brett Maher
22Ty Long
23Tom Obarski
24Jonathan Brown