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Texans angling for Alan Faneca

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.

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23 Responses to “Texans angling for Alan Faneca”
  1. hnirobert says: Apr 25, 2010 6:52 PM

    I’d love for the Phins to pick this guy up at a good price. They probably won’t fish around because of the guard they picked up in the draft, but you can never go without enough nastiness on the o-line.

  2. Martin Keamy says: Apr 25, 2010 6:59 PM

    So, When are you guys going to get a “Like” button so I don’t have to type anything?

  3. BigBear123 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:10 PM

    “Who would not consider Alan Faneca if you had a need at the offensive line?” Angelo asked Saturday.
    —————–
    Angelo probably doesn’t think there is a need on O-line. Him and Lovie love their D-lineman.
    Pace experiment didn’t go well, with all the money they are throwing around you would think they might consider Faneca. Go down shooting Jerry.

  4. The Pillager says: Apr 25, 2010 7:12 PM

    come on Vikings…let’s grab this guy and grab a ring while we are at it…Peterson + Gerhart = 3,000 rushing yards behind a decent line!!!

  5. jermely says: Apr 25, 2010 7:13 PM

    The Raiders?

  6. ben.there says: Apr 25, 2010 7:15 PM

    Don’t tease me Florio

  7. jharmon64 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:17 PM

    Well if he’s getting guaranteed money, maybe he’ll take a pay cut and add that to the 5.25 mill?

  8. 6ringSteelers says: Apr 25, 2010 7:18 PM

    He’s owed $5.25 million in guaranteed money from the Jets, which could make him more inclined to play for the veteran minimum.
    Ha!! Faneca is so greedy that he would sign with the Raiders, Rams, or Lions in a heartbeat as long as they were the highest bidder for his services. He’s in it for the money and could care less about playing for a competitive team.

  9. aec4 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:29 PM

    Let’s hope he goes to someone on the Jets schedule. There’s no way in hell he can block Jenkins.

  10. Dolfan34 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:31 PM

    After signing Icognito and drafting Jerry it really doesn’t make sense for the Dolphins to sign this guy. We have do something with Smiley and we also have Thomas and Gardner waiting in the wings. While I agree it’s great to have depth on OL we simply have too many positions for the position already.

  11. aj says: Apr 25, 2010 7:39 PM

    “Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told FOX 26 Sports Sunday he and general manager Rick Smith have interest in free agent guard Alan Faneca, who was just released by the New York Jets.”
    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/local/100425-texans-have-interest-in-alan-faneca

  12. Buck Stallion says: Apr 25, 2010 7:42 PM

    “According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the teams is “checking out” the former Steeler and Jet.”
    Their moms is checking him out too.
    There it is.

  13. cousinrk says: Apr 25, 2010 8:10 PM

    Don’t just look at the name, the Jets had one of best O-lines in the sport last year and they released him, why do you think that is? Faneca was ranked dead last in pass protection among all guards last year, he’s close to shot, so anyone wants to pick him up do it at your own risk

  14. Snibs says: Apr 25, 2010 8:12 PM

    Florio is an assbag

  15. SKINSFANTOM says: Apr 25, 2010 8:44 PM

    C’MON DS PUT THESE PUNKS IN THEIR PLACE AND SIGN FANECA IFYASMELLLLLLLLLOW WHAT THE SKINS R COOKIN’ YA JABRONIS

  16. louisville says: Apr 25, 2010 8:50 PM

    He will be a Raider

  17. vanhelsing says: Apr 25, 2010 8:56 PM

    lions ought to get him. he is worth 3 wins to the god-awful lions.
    cut peterman and go get runyan too.

  18. BrownsClown says: Apr 25, 2010 10:38 PM

    The JETS should have moved him to wide receiver. Better blocker than Braylon Edwards. Better hands also!

  19. shadowGM says: Apr 25, 2010 11:41 PM

    WHERE IN THE BLUE GOD DAMN HELL IS TED NOW??
    This guy improves run games for teams, even ones with below average talent (like that loser Grant in GB)
    Go and spend some ching before he’s a Bear, Ted. Your draft was marginal at best.

  20. Brennan says: Apr 26, 2010 11:36 PM

    Jerry Angelo, if you want to keep your job, pick him up.

  21. bigstorm says: Apr 26, 2010 11:40 PM

    He’s just in it for the money.
    He has a SB. Making money is a crime? He isn’t going to play football until he is 70. This isn’t your job at McDonald’s idiot. You will be there until you are 70.

  22. Beer Cheese Soup says: Apr 26, 2010 11:57 PM

    shadowGM says:
    WHERE IN THE BLUE GOD DAMN HELL IS TED NOW??
    This guy improves run games for teams, even ones with below average talent (like that loser Grant in GB)
    Go and spend some ching before he’s a Bear, Ted. Your draft was marginal at best.
    ____________________________________
    He’s on vacation with his partner like he always is this time of year. Draft is over, it’s not like he has anything else planned for the next few months.
    He’ll come back at the end of June and pick up all the players no other teams even wanted to touch when he can get them on the cheap.
    This happens every single season, I can’t believe you’d expect any different.

  23. stetai says: Apr 27, 2010 2:21 PM

    vanhelsing says:
    April 25, 2010 8:56 PM
    lions ought to get him. he is worth 3 wins to the god-awful lions.
    cut peterman and go get runyan too.
    Damn right baby, definitely sign Runyan. And while we’re at it let’s sign Anthony Munoz too, he’s a friggin Hall of Famer! Lions fans are so intelligent and awesome!

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