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Draft Scout Joseph Fauria News
12/10/14 - The Lions placed tight end Joseph Fauria on injured reserve Wednesday, a few days after his best performance of the season.
In Sunday's 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Fauria aggravated his left ankle injury on a first-quarter catch. He returned to the game and caught a 10-yard touchdown, his first of the season. Fauria first suffered the injury on the Wednesday night before Week 4, claiming he tripped chasing his dog down the stairs. He missed six games before returning in Week 11.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Wednesday he didn't know whether or not Fauria would require surgery.
"He's been out a while for us now, back and forth," Caldwell said. "He's a guy that has height that, like I mentioned before, you can't coach. His innate ability to go up and catch balls around the end zone and those kinds of things are things that he does well. We've got to find a way to go in and get the job done without him."
12/08/14 - TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was set to undergo an MRI Monday and was in a walking boot after the game.
12/07/14 - TE Joseph Fauria caught his first touchdown pass of the season, a 10-yarder late in the third quarter. Fauria had been sidelined most of the season with an ankle injury. He caught seven touchdown passes during his rookie season as one of Matthew Stafford's favorite options near the goal line. Fauria limped off the field during the team's first series with a left ankle injury but was able to return before halftime.
11/17/14 - TE Joseph Fauria played just four of the 56 offensive snaps Sunday in his first game since Week 3. On Monday, he said his ankle wasn't a factor in his limited role.
"I'm out there, I'm suited up and I'm ready to play," he said. "I'm just ready when my name is called, and if it's not, that's up to the higher ups."
Fauria rejected the notion that he would have played more had the Lions reached the red zone more than once, but he actually didn't play any of the team's three snaps in the red zone. In the first three games of the season, Fauria averaged 26.3 snaps per game.
"At the beginning of the year, I was playing plenty outside the red zone," he said. "I don't think my talent should be pigeon-holed. "If I didn't play, I didn't play, but I'm ready to play whenever my name is called."
11/12/14 - TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was a full participant and is on track to play for the first time since Week 3.