Moore's spot as the No. 3 quarterback was precarious because the team has injury issues along the offensive and defensive lines along with an overflow of talent at running back and wide receiver.
Considering Moore had been with the Lions for three seasons and had not appeared in a regular-season game, having him as a No. 3 quarterback was more of a luxury. According to MLive, Moore would have practice squad eligibility if the Lions wanted to go that route as the franchise has been big on keeping the continuity of the quarterback room intact for starter Matthew Stafford.
Fauria's release became a possibility after Detroit traded for tight end Tim Wright on Monday. Fauria had a standout rookie season, catching seven touchdown passes as a red zone threat.
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
He suffered an ankle injury in an offseason situation last year. He said he tripped chasing his dog after the dog urinated on the floor, and it cost him the majority of the season.