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Cardinals lose tight end Momah to knee injury, sign former Lion Fauria

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Joseph Fauria #80 of the Detroit Lions looks to gain yards in the first quarter while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Joseph Fauria #80 of the Detroit Lions looks to gain yards in the first quarter while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals placed tight end Ifeanyi Momah on injured reserve with a torn meniscus in his knee and signed tight end Joseph Fauria.

Fauria (6-feet-7, 262 pounds) played the past two season with the Detroit Lions, catching 24 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns in 23 games (two starts). He signed with Detroit as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA.

The Cardinals also signed guard Anthony Steen to the practice squad and placed tackle Rob Crisp on the practice squad/injured list.

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Tight end has been a trouble spot for the Cardinals. Starter John Carlson retired this spring and Rob Hausler was allowed to leave as a free agent.

Darren Fells is healthy and has earned the starting job, but second-year pro Troy Niklas -- who was plagued by injuries throughout his rookie season -- has been sidelined by a hamstring injury and has been limited in practice, as has former Cincinnati Bengals starter Jermaine Gresham, who underwent off-season back surgery and signed as a free agent just before the start of camp.