The Lions will release quarterback Kellen Moore and tight end Joseph Fauria, reports ESPN.com’s Field Yates (via Twitter).
Moore, 25, re-signed with the Lions for two years this past offseason. The three-year veteran has yet to make an appearance in the NFL. The move will save the Lions close to $490K, but they’ll also be stuck with $340K in dead money. The move leaves the team with Matthew Stafford and Dan Orlovsky as the lone quarterbacks on the roster.
Fauria, undrafted out of UCLA in 2013, has compiled 24 catches for 281 yards and eight touchdowns during his career. Last year, a late-season ankle injury landed the 25-year-old on the injured reserve. The move will save the team $585, and they’ll only have about $4K in dead money.