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80 Joseph Fauria TE
Height/Weight: 6-7/267 | Birthdate: 1/16/1990 | Birthplace: Northridge, CA, USA | Team: Detroit | College: UCLA | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 146.00
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TEs Eric Ebron, Joseph Fauria among Lions cleared for action


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are active for Sunday's game at Arizona after being listed as probable. Ebron returns after missing three straight games and will start in place of Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Fauria is back after missing six straight games.

Also suiting up are safety James Ihedigbo (back), center Don Muhlbach (ankle), right tacle LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and defensive end Devin Taylor (knee).


Lions enter Week 11 clash vs. Arizona relatively healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Outside of three players, the Lions enter Week 11 against Arizona relatively healthy. The team ruled out Nick Fairley (knee) and Larry Warford (knee) for Sunday. Reggie Bush (ankle) missed practice all week and was labeled questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players practiced in full Friday and were deemed probable: Eric Ebron (hamstring), Joseph Fauria (ankle), James Ihedigbo (back), Calvin Johnson (ankle), Don Muhlbach (ankle), Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Devin Taylor (knee) and LaAdrian Waddle (knee).


Lions TEs Eric Ebron, Joseph Fauria practicing fully


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday, reports MLive.com. Ebron has missed three straight games, while Fauria has missed six in a row.

Detroit visits Arizona on Sunday.


Eric Ebron, Joseph Fauria among Lions inactives for Week 10


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The following players were labeled ruled for the Lions in Week 10 against Miami: Nick Fairley, Kellen Moore, Eric Ebron, Garrett Reynolds, Ryan Broyles, Larry Webster and Joseph Fauria.

Lions list final injury report for Week 10


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) The Lions have ruled Nick Fairley (knee) out for Sunday's game against Miami. Eric Ebron (hamstring) was ruled doubtful, while Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) were both ruled questionable.

Meanwhile, Ezekiel Ansah (toe), Reggie Bush (ankle), Calvin Johnson (ankle), George Johnson (hamstring) and LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) were each labeled probable.


Lions tight ends practicing Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Lions tight ends Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria were all practicing for Detroit Friday, but all three appeared to be limited. According to the Detroit Free Press, Kellen Davis could be the primary tight end on Sunday against the Dolphins, while two of the three could be on a snap count. 

Lions expected to have 'tight-end-friendly offense'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) The Lions' tight end corps has been a banged up group this season. Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria have all missed time due to injury. When healthy, the trio have combined for 22 catches for 220 yards and one touchdown.

The production hasn't been there for Ebron, Pettigrew and Fauria, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi indicated Thursday he expects that to change when all three players return to the lineup. Lombardi added more plays have been called for the trio than they have executed.

"I think this will be a tight-end-friendly offense," he said, per the Detroit Free Press.

Pettigrew (foot) and Ebron (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, while Fauria (ankle) practiced for a second straight day. The Lions play the Dolphins Week 10.


Lions TE Joseph Fauria returns to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Lions tight end Joseph Fauria practiced Wednesday for the first time since spraining his ankle six weeks ago, reports MLive.com. He was seen catching passes and going through tight end drills, the report said.

Detroit hosts Miami on Sunday.


Lions waiting on statuses of Megatron, Bush, three TEs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) Lions coach Jim Caldwell would not reveal the statuses of running back Reggie Bush (ankle), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and tight ends Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring) for Week 10 against Miami. All five injured players sat out Week 8 against Atlanta in London before the team went on a bye week.

"We'll have to wait and see," Caldwell said during his Monday news conference, per ESPN.


Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush among Lions inactives for Week 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush were among the notable players officially ruled inactive for Sunday's clash in London against the Falcons in Week 8. Both players are working their way back from ankle injuries.

The team will also be without the services of their top three tight ends on the depth chart, Eric Ebron (hamstring), Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Other inactives include LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) and backup quarterback Kellen Moore.


Three Lions tight ends appear doomed to inactivity Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Lions are nearly certain to be sans three tight ends for their Sunday game against Atlanta. Both Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) have been ruled out while starter Brandon Pettigrew (foot) has been designated as doubtful.

Their absences could launch Jordan Thompson into the starting role. He was recently signed off the practice squad. Fullback Jed Collins could also earn some reps at tight end.


Reggie Bush, three TEs sit out practice Thursday for Lions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle), tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring), tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) and tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) all sat out practice Thursday. Bush was the only player of the four to practice Wednesday.

The Lions are preparing to play the Falcons in Week 8.


Three Lions tight ends held out of practice Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Lions tight ends Brandon Pettigrew, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria were all held out of practice Wednesday.

Ebron (hamstring) and Fauria (ankle) continue to be sidelined due to injuries that kept them out Week 7 vs. New Orleans, and Pettigrew appears to be sidelined due to an ankle/foot injury he sustained Sunday against the Saints, according to MLive.com.


Lions TE Joseph Fauria runs on injured ankle for first time


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Lions tight end Joseph Fauria, who's missed four straight games, ran Monday on his injured ankle for the first time and said he felt fine, reports the Detroit News.

Lions' tight ends among inactives Week 7


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are among the team's inactives for the game against New Orleans. Also sitting out are wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle), running back Theo Riddick (hamstring), quarterback Kellen Moore, offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds and defensive end Larry Webster.

With Ebron and Fauria out, tight end Brandon Pettigrew is in for a big workload Sunday.


Lions expected to be without TEs Fauria, Ebron in Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Besides Calvin Johnson, the Lions may be without their top two pass-catching tight ends heading into Week 7 at home against the Saints.

Joseph Fauria was unable to practice and was ruled out for Sunday. Eric Ebron, who was limited participant on Wednesday, was unable to return to the practice field Thursday and Friday. As a result, he was labeled doubtful for the game. Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Travis Lewis (quadriceps) missed practice the entire week. Riddick is doubtful, while Lewis was ruled out for Week 7.

Johnson was not a participant in practice the entire week and could be sidelined until Week 10. He was officially questionable on the injury report. Reggie Bush (ankle), Jeremy Ross (ankle) and Ezekiel Ansah (toe) were all listed as probable for Sunday.


Brandon Pettigrew no longer viewed as a receiver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew drew at least 100 targets in three of the previous four years, but under new coach Jim Caldwell, Pettigrew is almost strictly being used as a blocker, reports MLive.com. Pettigrew has been targeted eight times in six games, catching five passes for 40 yards.

"We're trying to do what's best for us to get in the end zone," Caldwell told the website.

The Lions are using tight ends Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria as pass catchers.


Lions list inactives for Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The Lions have made RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Joseph Fauria, LB Travis Lewis, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster and OL Garrett Reynolds inactive Week 6 against the Vikings.

Bush and Johnson headline the group. Both players are dealing with ankle injuries. Fauria and Lewis were ruled out prior to Sunday.


Pair of Lions get red light for Week 6 battle against Vikings


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) are the lone Lions ruled out for their Sunday game against Minnesota. Neither has practiced this week.

Listed as probable are running backs Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Joique Bell (concussion), safety Jerome Couplin (ribs) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle).


Lions announce Week 5 inactive vs. Bills


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Lions have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 5 matchup with the Bills: running backs Joique Bell (concussion) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad), tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Bell and Riddick had already been ruled out for the game, leaving the Lions woefully thin at running back behind Reggie Bush. Fauria and Lewis had also been ruled out, while Vaughn was doubtful to play. Calvin Johnson, who was listed as questionable, is active and ready to roll.


Lions rule out three for Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The Lions have ruled out three players prior to Week 5.

Joseph Fauria, Travis Lewis and Theo Riddick will not play during the contest. All three players missed practice the entire week, leading to them being labeled as "out" on the injury report. 


Joseph Fauria: I sprained my ankle chasing my dog


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Lions tight end Joseph Fauria was inactive Week 4 with an ankle injury. On Monday, Fauria disclosed how he suffered the injury, saying he was running to stop his 3-month-old dog from urinating inside when he missed two stairs and slipped on a hardwood floor.

Fauria is using crutches and remains in a walking boot.


Lions list inactives for Week 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The following players were listed inactive for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Don Carey, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, linebacker Travis Lewis, tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Larry Webster and tight end Joseph Fauria.

Lions release extensive injury report Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The questionable tag for premier wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) highlights a lengthy injury report issued Friday by the Lions.

Those ruled out are tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle). Safety Don Carey (hamstring) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf) are doubtful.

Fullback Montell Owens (hamstring) is the lone questionable. The probables are defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and George Johnson (groin), running backs Joique Bell (knee) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (biceps) and safety James Ihedigbo (neck).


Joseph Fauria red-lighted for Week 4 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Lions tight end Joseph Fauria has been ruled out for Sunday against the host Jets with an ankle injury.

That comes as no surprise considering he was on crutches and in a walking boot Friday.