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  NFL | Joseph Fauria eyeing comeback    Sun May 28, 01:57 PM

Free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Lions) is attempting an NFL comeback after sitting out last season, according to the Sporting News' Alex Marvez.

Footballguys view: He was out of the league in 2016, and Fauria bounced between the Cardinals and Patriots practice squads in 2015. The last time he played a down in the regular season was 2014, and he's a longshot to even earn a spot in camp with a team.

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  Patriots | Joseph Fauria cut    Tue Dec 8, 06:27 PM

The New England Patriots released TE Joseph Fauria Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: Fauria is big and can dance, but he's banged up too often and has already bounced around the league in just a couple of years.

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  Patriots | Joseph Fauria joins Patriots    Wed Nov 18, 10:40 AM

Free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Cardinals) signed with the New England Patriots' practice squad Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Footballguys view: Fauria would be an interesting addition to the active roster...if he ever makes it that far with the Patriots. The young tight end has been banged up quite a bit during his short pro career, but he's got a nose for the end zone and in super super deep dynasty leagues we're intrigued.

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  Patriots | New England works out Joseph Fauria    Wed Nov 18, 12:23 AM

The New England Patriots worked out free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Lions) Tuesday, Nov. 17.

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  Chiefs | Joseph Fauria works out in KC    Wed Nov 18, 12:20 AM

Free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Lions) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, Nov. 17.

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  Cardinals | Joseph Fauria re-signs with Arizona    Wed Sep 23, 12:23 PM

Free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Cardinals) was re-signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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  Cardinals | Roster moves made    Sat Sep 19, 03:07 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams has been promoted from the practice squad Saturday, Sept. 19. TE Joseph Fauria was released.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals need options at running back with Andre Ellington out. Chris Johnson is going to start and rookie David Johnson will back him up against the Bears in Week 2.

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Kerwynn Williams player page


  Cardinals | Arizona Week 1 inactives    Sun Sep 13, 03:00 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Brittan Golden, OT D.J. Humphries, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Matt Barkley, OG Mike Iupati, LB Shaquille Riddick, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 1.

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  Cardinals | Joseph Fauria signs with Arizona    Thu Sep 10, 08:15 AM

Free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Lions) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Sept. 10.

Footballguys view: Bruce Arians like blockers and Fauria should be able to fill in, though that will lead to no fantasy points anytime soon.

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  Lions | Kellen Moore, Joseph Fauria released    Sat Sep 5, 12:46 PM

Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore and TE Joseph Fauria were released Saturday, Sept. 5, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Fauria could have some interest on the open market. He's a big target with a knack for coming down with end zone targets.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson, Matt Stafford to play    Thu Aug 13, 06:52 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson and QB Matthew Stafford are expected to play Thursday, Aug. 13. WR Ryan Broyles and TE Joseph Fauria are also active.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria on the sidelines    Sat Aug 8, 10:40 AM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (knee) is not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 8.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria does not practice    Fri Aug 7, 06:06 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 7.

Footballguys view: Fauria is behind both Eric Ebron (who we expect a bigger year from) and Brandon Pettigrew, so his fantasy points will remain low regardless of injury. The Lions do like to use him on running downs though, so this could impact the run game a little bit. That makes it worth monitoring, but it likely will have only minor fantasy impact.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria injured Thursday    Thu Aug 6, 06:06 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (knee) sustained an unknown injury in practice Thursday, Aug. 6, and was forced to leave, according to beat reporter Kyle Meinke. Fauria was later wearing a protective sleeve on his left knee. Head coach Jim Caldwell said it may be a few days before Fauria is back at practice.

Footballguys view: Ugh. Fauria is talented, but he's banged up too much to rely on. He'll compete for a spot on the depth chart behind Brandon Pettigrew and Eric Ebron.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria out for OTAs    Mon Jun 1, 10:06 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) will not participate in organized team activities (OTAs) due to the ankle injury he has been battling since September. However, he is expected to be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Fauria is big and athletic, but it seems like he's always banged up. We're not getting excited about his upside until we see him improve his durability.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria placed on IR    Wed Dec 10, 12:10 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 10, with an ankle injury.

Footballguys view: We'll miss his touchdown dances. Fauria is a big athletic tight end but he's banged up way too much to have much fantasy value.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria limited with injury    Mon Dec 8, 03:19 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was limited in Week 14 with an ankle injury and saw just 12 repetitions. There was no update or timetable on the injury.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria injures ankle    Sun Dec 7, 12:52 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 14 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 14, 04:25 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (back), LS Don Muhlbach (ankle), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 14. Pettigrew was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Joseph Fauria player page
Devin Taylor player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 06:26 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (back) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) and DE Devin Taylor (knee) were limited. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) practiced fully.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 12, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. LS Don Muhlbach (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) practiced fully.

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  Lions | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 9, 11:41 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Eric Ebron, OG Garrett Reynolds, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 10.

Footballguys view: Brandon Pettigrew is the only active tight end out of the Lions top three today.

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Ryan Broyles player page
Joseph Fauria player page
Eric Ebron player page


  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 7, 05:19 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins. TEs Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) are questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), DE George Johnson (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) are probable.

Footballguys view: The Lions tight ends are getting closer to being healthy, but they are unlikely to play big roles against the Dolphins.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
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  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 6, 05:19 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 6. DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) were limited, while OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) practiced in full.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Joseph Fauria player page


  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 5, 04:12 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 5. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was limited, while OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 26, 09:05 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Eric Ebron, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle, RB Reggie Bush inactive for Week 8.

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Eric Ebron player page


  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 24, 12:18 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful. OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) is questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) are probable. Fauria and Pettigrew didn't practice Friday, Oct. 24. Ansah was limited, while Waddle and Riddick practiced in full.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron ruled out    Fri Oct 24, 12:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is also out, and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is listed as doubtful.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew a game-time decision    Fri Oct 24, 09:15 AM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is unlikely to play this weekend.

Footballguys view: New Lion Kellen Davis could get significant snaps at tight end for Detroit with all of the injuries at the position, but he has no fantasy value.

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  Lions | Three sit, one returns    Thu Oct 23, 10:16 AM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) sat out of practice.

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  Lions | Four sit out    Wed Oct 22, 10:04 AM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (undisclosed) are out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Footballguys view: The Lions TE situation is one to watch here...especially if Calvin Johnson can't play against the Falcons. It doesn't help that Eric Ebron also missed practice on Wednesday as well.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria feeling good    Mon Oct 20, 04:30 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) said he felt good running and cutting on his ankle Monday, Oct. 20.

Footballguys view: Fauria will be back soon, but he's only a desperation TE3 in TD-heavy leagues.

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  Lions | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 19, 11:48 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Calvin Johnson, TE Eric Ebron, OG Garrett Reynolds, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, RB Theo Riddick inactive for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Brandon Pettigrew and Jordan Thompson will handle the tight end duties, which should result in a few more targets for Golden Tate or the running backs today.

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Theo Riddick player page
Eric Ebron player page


  Lions | Jordan Thompson could have major role    Sat Oct 18, 08:35 PM

Detroit Lions TE Jordan Thompson was added to the active roster from the practice squad for the team's Week 7 game, and head coach Jim Caldwell indicated that he could serve as the pass-catching tight end with TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) and TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) expected to miss the game. 'Obviously in the role he'd play, he'd end up serving in the capacity where Joe and Ebron both would have played,' Caldwell said. 'And if that happens, he'll be ready for it.'

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  Lions | Friday practice report for Week 7    Fri Oct 17, 04:12 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) both did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 7 game. RB Theo Riddick did not practice and is doubtful. DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) was limited in practice and is probable. WR Jeremy Ross (ankle) fully practiced and is probable.

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Theo Riddick player page


  Lions | Eric Ebron sitting out    Thu Oct 16, 04:33 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16, after being limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. Ebron saw a career high in snaps in the team's Week 6 victory. The team is already without TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), so if Ebron can't play in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints, TE Brandon Pettigrew would be the only active tight end on roster.

Footballguys view: If Pettigrew is the last man standing, he's still not a good start, as he plays at a TE3 level. Ebron is only a little better as a TE2 if healthy. Keep an eye on this but you're better off heading in another direction.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 16, 04:28 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) was limited, while WR Jeremy Ross (ankle) practiced in full.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
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  Lions | Joseph Fauria making progress    Thu Oct 16, 02:14 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill and is waiting to be cleared to run with full-body weight. Fauria has not ruled out the possibility of playing in Week 8, but the team may hold him out since they have a bye week after the game.

Footballguys view: This leaves Eric Ebron as the top tight end in Detroit, but it doesn't help his value which sits at TE3 right now.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 15, 04:49 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and WR Jeremy Ross (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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  Lions | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 12, 11:41 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Calvin Johnson, OG Garrett Reynolds, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, RB Reggie Bush, LB Travis Lewis inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: With Bush out, Joique Bell will get a full workload of touches as the #1 RB, with Theo Riddick and George Winn giving him an occasional breather.

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  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 6    Fri Oct 10, 04:35 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) both did not practice Friday, Oct. 10, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 6 game. S Jerome Couplin III (ribs), RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Theo Riddick player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 9, 05:26 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9. S Jerome Couplin III (ribs), RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 8, 05:25 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) and LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 8. S Jerome Couplin III (ribs) was limited, while RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Week 5 Inactives    Sun Oct 5, 11:33 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Cassius Vaughn, RB Joique Bell, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, RB Theo Riddick, LB Travis Lewis inactive for Week 5.

Footballguys view: Practice squad RB George Winn got the call-up this week and will back up and spell Reggie Bush against the Bills. Calvin Johnson is active.

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  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 3, 04:11 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills. CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) is doubtful, while S Don Carey (hamstring), DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) are probable. Fauria, Lewis and Riddick didn't practice Friday, Oct. 3. Vaughn was limited, and the others practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 2, 05:18 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 2. DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Devin Taylor (knee) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) were limited, while S Don Carey (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) practiced in full.

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Devin Taylor player page


  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Oct 1, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. DE Devin Taylor (knee) and DT Nick Fairley (knee) were limited during practice, while OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and FS Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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  Lions | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 28, 11:39 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Cassius Vaughn, FS Don Carey, TE Joseph Fauria, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle, DE Larry Webster, LB Travis Lewis inactive for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Rookie Eric Ebron will get an extended opportunity at tight end with Fauria out.

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Travis Lewis player page
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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 4    Fri Sep 26, 04:53 PM

Detroit Lions CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) all did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and have been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game. OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) was limited in practice and is doubtful. FS Don Carey did not participate in practice and is doubtful. FB Montell Owens (hamstring) fully practiced and is questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley, RB Theo Riddick (hamstring), James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) all fully practiced and are probable.

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  Lions | Joseph Fauria on crutches    Fri Sep 26, 12:40 PM

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) was on crutches Friday, Sept. 26. He injured himself in an accident at home earlier in the week.

Footballguys view: Eric Ebron becomes a potential waiver wire starter at tight end this week to cover a Julius Thomas or Jordan Cameron bye this week.

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