Joseph Fauria RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fauria elusive, cryptic after Lions trade for TE Wright

    Detroit Free Press "Joseph Fauria didn’t even bother to finish getting dressed. When the Detroit Lions tight end saw a handful of reporters making a beeline for his locker after practice today, Fauria grabbed his belongings and walked out the back entrance without even putting his shirt on. Fauria’s future with..." September 01

  • Lions put TE Joseph Fauria on injured reserve

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions placed tight end Joseph Fauria on injured reserve today, ending his season after a second ankle injury. "It will only make my future success that much sweeter," Fauria wrote on Instagram. "Trust I'm going to come back the best I've ever been." Fauria sprained his left ankle..." December 10

  • Joe Fauria sprains ankle trying to stop puppy from peeing inside

    SB Nation "Dogs may be adorable, but they're also dangerous. Lions tight end Joe Fauria found this out the hard way. Fauria had previously described the injury that kept him off the field this week as "a freak fall at home," but he hadn't fully described how freakish it was. We can't blame Fauria. First..." September 29

  • Lions TE Joseph Fauria uncertain after twisting ankle

    Detroit News "The injuries continue to mount for the Lions, who already have lost a few starters at key positions. Coach Jim Caldwell announced Thursday afternoon that tight end Joseph Fauria suffered an off-the-field injury on Wednesday and will not practice today. His status for Sunday's matchup against..." September 25

  • Lions TE Joseph Fauria working on his blocking technique

    Detroit Free Press "The book on Joseph Fauria last year was simple — red-zone threat, not a field stretcher, allergic to blocking — and in retrospect a bit unfair. The Lions signed Fauria as an undrafted rookie out of UCLA and got more than anyone imagined for their $12,500 investment. Fauria made the team as..." August 13

  • Joseph Fauria will have bigger role in new Lions offense

    Michigan Live ""Big Joe likey." That was Joseph Fauria's reaction to new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi bringing the Saints' playbook to the Detroit Lions, and the second-year tight end has good reason to like the move. It could hand him an even bigger role in Detroit's plans. "I think so," general..." February 26

  • Joseph Fauria eyes Jimmy Graham-like production in Detroit Lions' new offense

    Michigan Live "Tight end Joseph Fauria exceeded all expectations as an undrafted rookie in 2013, becoming one of the Detroit Lions' primary red zone threats in his first professional season. He finished the year with seven receiving touchdowns, one short of the franchise's rookie record. But he is eyeing a..." February 16

  • Lions' Joseph Fauria eyeing full-time starting role after breakout rookie season

    Michigan Live "Joseph Fauria caught seven touchdown passes last season, which was second among the league's rookies. It also was about seven more than anyone expected him to have. The undrafted rookie tight end was one of the Detroit Lions' greatest surprises of the season. But he's also not yet a complete..." January 03

  • Joseph Fauria is getting his chance

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on injured reserve today with a severely sprained left ankle, ending his season with one game to play. Pettigrew suffered his injury in a Monday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens two weeks ago. The Lions have just one healthy tight end on..." December 26

  • Lions TE Joseph Fauria ready to display his abilities

    Detroit Free Press "Lions tight end Joe Fauria scored 12 touchdowns for UCLA last season and tied for third in school history with 20 career touchdowns. But Fauria has always wanted to be known as more since he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He wants to be a complete tight end, capable of being a..." December 21

  • Lions rookie Joseph Fauria staying positive despite reduced role

    Michigan Live "It's been more than a month since Detroit Lions fans have seen Joseph Fauria bust a move in the end zone. After exploding onto the scene with five touchdown receptions in the first six games of the season, the undrafted rookie tight end has caught just three passes for 54 yards over the past..." November 22

  • Lions' Joseph Fauria fined $7,875 for late shove vs. Cowboys

    Detroit Free Press "Rookie tight end Joseph Fauria was fined $7,875 for shoving Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church late following a fumble return in the Detroit Lions’ 31-30 win at Ford Field last week. Fauria was called for a personal foul on the play, and his penalty helped set up a Cowboys field goal four plays..." November 02

  • Lions TE Joesph Fauria wants to prove he can make plays outside the red zone

    Michigan Live "Rookie tight end Joseph Fauria has carved out a meaningful role in the Detroit Lions' offense as a red zone weapon but he's champing at the bit for an expanded role. Fauria's workload has remained relatively steady through the first five weeks of the season ranging between nine and 13 snaps but..." October 11

  • Undrafted rookie Joseph Fauria making a case to stay on Lions roster

    Detroit News "The idea was perfect but the execution left something to be desired. When Lions tight end Joseph Fauria caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter of Thursday’s exhibition victory over the Patriots he tried to honor his uncle Christian who played 13 seasons in the NFL and was at Ford Field..." August 24

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