Fauria re-aggravated an earlier ankle injury in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers. Fauria missed six games earlier this season after hurt himself at home, trying to stop his dog from peeing in the house.
Fauria started all six games he played in this season. He caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. As a rookie last season Fauria had 18 catches, seven of which were touchdowns.
Veteran tight end Kellen Davis was signed to take Fauria's spot on the roster. Davis played three games for the Lions earlier this season but was waived in November.
- Dan Gartland