Detroit Lions Cut Fan-Favorite TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore
Tight end Joseph Fauria's dancing days are over in Detroit, after the Lions cut him, quarterback Kellen Moore, and others Saturday, as the team finalized their 53-man roster.
Other players cut by the Lions include TE Casey Pierce, OL Al Bond, S Brian Suite, and RB George Winn. Suite does have practice squad eligibility, according to ESPN, so he could end up back with the team.
Fauria went undrafted out of UCLA in 2013, before being signed by the Detroit Lions. Fauria caught a touchdown pass in his very first NFL game and ended up hauling in eight touchdowns total during his time in the Motor City.
Fauria took to Twitter to thank the Detroit Lions organization and their fans for an enjoyable time in Detroit:
Moore went undrafted in 2012 out of Boise State, a year before Fauria. He signed with the Lions, though he never made an appearance in a regular season game.
The Detroit Lions weren't the only team to cut well-known players on Saturday, September 5th: the Philadelphia Eagles released QB Tim Tebow, the New England Patriots released WR Reggie Wayne, and the Cincinnati Bengals let go DT Devon Still, who became a household name after his daughter's battle with cancer became public.