Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Detroit Lions have decided to release quarterback Kellen Moore and tight end Joseph Fauria from their roster on Saturday as the roster continues to whittle down towards 53 players. These are perhaps the two largest moves of Saturday's transactions thus far. We will continue to cover the story as the situation develops.
Kellen Moore has been the darling of Boise State's most recent history, but his college name was not enough to make the cut for the final 53-man roster. Third on the QB depth chart behind Dan Orlovsky, it was only a matter of time before the Lions decided to move on without the extra quarterback. Moore is actually still practice squad eligible, so he may find a home there.
The writing was on the wall for Joseph Fauria. As soon as the Lions traded for Tim Wright earlier in the week, it became clear Fauria's job was in severe danger. Fauria seemed to know of his fate, as he avoided reporters during the week and seemed distant during the preseason game. Fauria's Lions career ends with 24 catches for 281 yards and eight touchdowns.
Stay tuned to our roster tracker as we continue to bring you developing news on Saturday ahead of the 53-man roster deadline.
UPDATE 9/5/15: Joseph Fauria has posted his farewell to Twitter.
Thank you, Detroit. For letting this LA kid call this great city My Home! My journey is only beginning! pic.twitter.com/oeGypdY4hv— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) September 5, 2015