Lions sign Joseph Fauria

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have signed former UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria

Fauria scored12 touchdowns last season and 20 in three seasons with the Bruins.

Detroit also signed Ohio center Skyler Allen, East Carolina defensive tackle Michael Brooks, Ball State offensive tackle Austin Holtz, Appalachian State running back Steven Miller and Texas Tech offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle.

The Lions will host their rookies, including their top pick, BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah, for a minicamp next weekend.

The team announced the signings Friday.