View Full Version : Jets released G Alan Faneca

04-24-2010, 07:22 AM
by Joel Thorman

The Jets are planning to release guard Alan Faneca on Monday, according to a report.

Faneca, 33, was reported to be on the trading block for weeks, but the Jets couldn’t find any takers. He was scheduled to make $7.5 million this season, of which $5.25 million is guaranteed.

That trade chatter gained some momentum when the Jets spent a second round pick on offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse.

The move also comes just two seasons after Faneca signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Jets. He spent his entire career prior to that with the Steelers.


04-24-2010, 07:26 AM
I know we just drafted Bealtes and Walton for the interior of the line, but I would like to see this guy take up Hamilton or Hochstein's spot for a year or 2 until one of these guys is ready. Clady, Faneca, Olsen, Kuper, and Harris would be fantastic next year!

04-24-2010, 07:47 AM
Who is this Faneca chap

04-24-2010, 08:42 AM
FONECO to the rescue!!!!!!

04-24-2010, 08:45 AM
I'd love to see us pick up Faneca and Morrison (assuming the Raiders release him and nobody else trades for him). Two vets for depth at positions of need.

Edit: never mind on Morrison, he got traded...

04-24-2010, 10:50 AM
They officially released him. He would be worth a year or two next to Clady.

04-24-2010, 10:51 AM
Yeah, it's official. Change the title :D! I think we should bring him in to compete.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-24-2010, 11:35 AM
Make it happen.

04-24-2010, 11:40 AM
Faneca refused to take a pay cut
Posted by Mike Florio on April 24, 2010 1:09 PM ET
As it turns out, guard Alan Faneca could have stayed with the Jets, if he'd simply been willing to reduce his salary of $7.5 million.

Per a league source, Faneca refused. And so he's gone.

The tampering rules notwithstanding, Faneca's agent presumably gauged the market to see if Faneca could get a better deal elsewhere. If so, look for Faneca to land with a new team soon.