In 2009, Jonathan Fanene was a significant contributor to the Bengals’ defensive line. He played in all 16 games, starting 10, and he also started the Bengals’ playoff game. He had six sacks. And his 45-yard interception return for a touchdown turned around the Bengals’ win over the Lions.
In 2010, Fanene was limited to just two games because of a hamstring injury, and as an unrestricted free agent, he didn’t garner much interest.
Now Fanene has re-signed with the Bengals, who are hoping they can get the 2009 version back. The team announced today that Fanene is back.
Fanene was a seventh-round pick of the Bengals in 2005, and he has played his entire career in Cincinnati.