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.
Follow me on Twitter: BradBiggs
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.
NOV 18 Dion Caputi
Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer has overcome long odds to put his team in contention for a playoff berth.
NOV 13 Joel Corry
10 players who are delivering big returns for their respective franchises.