Alan Faneca isn’t going to the Cardinals to sit on the bench.
He should be immediateley inserted at left guard, which means someone will lose a starting job and a roster spot in Arizona. Deuce Lutui, who could get displaced on the right side by Reggie Wells, is the man to watch.
A second-round pick in 2006, Lutui hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender this offseason. When Faneca was signed, speculation started regarding whether the team could pull his offer.
It looks like that won’t happen. Coach Ken Whisenhunt hopes to see Lutui at this weekend’s minicamp. Seeing Lutui on the Week One roster sounds far less certain.