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Patriots sign defensive lineman Fanene to three-year deal

AP’s Aaron Wilson reports that the Patriots have signed versatile defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene to a three-year contract.

Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe has confirmed the news. Fanene, who can play both defensive end and defensive tackle at 6-foot-4 and 292 pounds, set a career high with 6.5 sacks last season. He turns 30 years old next week.

Fanene figures to play end in New England’s 3-4 looks and kick to tackle on passing downs.

He spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Bengals.

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5 Responses to “Patriots sign defensive lineman Fanene to three-year deal”
  1. homelanddefense says: Mar 14, 2012 3:03 PM

    As a Pats fan I like this signing a lot. Hopefully it means Brace is on the way out. Id also like them to resign G Warren, he is underrated IMO.

  2. wcucarter says: Mar 14, 2012 3:18 PM

    Good signing by the Pats. As a Bengals fan, it hurts to see this guy go. He’s a good player and, by all accounts, a good person.

  3. thatsgoingtoleaveademarco says: Mar 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    My goodness the Bengals are cheap

  4. patsfiend says: Mar 14, 2012 6:17 PM

    Sounds like a Pats kind of guy. Let’s see what the Bengals fans on here have to say. So far, with wcucarter and marco… so good.

    Do they still retain Carter and/or Anderson?

  5. patsfiend says: Mar 15, 2012 12:32 AM

    …. crickets in the 617 ….

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