Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria aggravated a left ankle injury during Sunday’s 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Fauria was injured in the first quarter of the game after making his first catch. He returned to the game but only played 12 snaps. He did catch two passes for 17 yards and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford in the third quarter.

He got the start because Brandon Pettigrew was suspended for the first quarter because of an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Fauria missed six games earlier in the season because of a left ankle injury.  For the season, he has six receptions for 74 yards.

According to Pro Football Talk, the team plans on adding more depth at the position by re-signing tight end Kellen Davis, who was cut last month.

Detroit is 9-4 going into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. It is one game back of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.

- Scooby Axson

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