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Alan Faneca signs with Cardinals

Nine-time Pro Bowler reunites with Whisenhunt, Grimm Brad Biggs

Print This April 27, 2010, 07:32 PM EST

It didn’t take long for Alan Faneca to find work, and he’s with some familiar folks.

Three days after the New York Jets cut loose the nine-time Pro Bowl guard, he has reunited with Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive line coach Russ Grimm. Faneca reached an agreement on a one-year contract that will pay him $2.5 million this season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Jets parted ways with Faneca but they will still owe him a big chunk of change this season. As the National Football Post’s Andrew Brandt reported, the Jets owe Faneca $5.25 million this season because there was no offset in his contract. That means he can double dip this season and earn $7.75 million. Not a bad wage for a 33-year-old lineman.

In the mix on the interior of the line for the Cardinals are Reggie Wells, Rex Hadnot and Faneca. Deuce Lutui, who started this past season, is a restricted free agent. He has yet to sign his tender offer. Adding Faneca to the mix might just do the trick.

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