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.