With veteran Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca now available, count the Texans among the potential suitors. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the teams is “checking out” the former Steeler and Jet.
McClain points out that Faneca went to high school outside Houston, which could make a return to the area more attractive.
He’s owed $5.25 million in guaranteed money from the Jets, which could make him more inclined to play for the veteran minimum. Then again, it’s still an uncapped year — and if two or more teams are interested Faneca could spark an auction. Besides, we reported on Saturday that Faneca was cut after he refused to take a pay cut. If he wanted to make something at or close to the veteran minimum, he could have simply stayed in New York.
So whether it’s the Texans or the Bears or the Cardinals or someone else, look for Faneca to do better than the bottom dollar to which he’d be entitled under the labor agreement.