Cardinals Sign Joseph Fauria

1:05pm: The Cardinals have officially signed Fauria and moved Momah to their IR, according to Darren Urban of

8:59am: Several days after he was let go by the Lions, Joseph Fauria has found a new NFL home, according to Ian Rapoport of, who reports (via Twitter) that the tight end has agreed to a deal with the Cardinals. Fauria paid a visit to the team yesterday.

For the Cardinals, the addition of Fauria comes on the heels of news that tight end Ifeanyi Momah suffered a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery, which will land him on the injured reserve list. When Arizona makes the Fauria signing official, placing Momah on the IR figures to be the corresponding move for the club.

Fauria, undrafted out of UCLA in 2013, has compiled 24 catches for 281 yards and eight touchdowns during his career. Last year, a late-season ankle injury landed the 25-year-old on the injured reserve. This year, he became expendable in Detroit when the Lions picked up Tim Wright in a preseason trade with the Buccaneers, pushing Fauria further down a depth chart that also features Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew.

In Arizona, Fauria will compete for a playing time at tight end with Darren Fells, Jermaine Gresham, and Troy Niklas.

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