Report: Jets will cut Alan Faneca Monday

It seems that where there was smoke there was fire concerning Alan Faneca’s future with the New York Jets.

Manish Mehta of the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that the team will formally announce the veteran guard’s release on Monday. Reports surfaced early last week that Faneca could be on the way out of Rex Ryan’s clubhouse and picked up steam through the first two days of the draft.

The Jets were shopping Faneca for a trade, but the $7.5 million they didn’t want to pay him was likely a deterrent for other teams as well. With $5.25 million of that contract guaranteed, the Jets clearly don’t think Faneca’s presence is necessary for them to make a run back to the AFC Championship Game and beyond.

Massachusetts offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse was the team’s second-round pick, another signal that a change was coming, and when G.M. Mike Tannenbaum spoke with reporters Friday night he didn’t do much to throw anyone off the scent.

“Alan’s on our team.  He’s done a lot of great things for us.  I know this weekend that there’s typically a lot of transactions that happen, but he’s on our team and Alan’s done a lot of great things for us.”

The past tense would appear to be the only tense for Faneca and the Jets going forward.

29 responses to “Report: Jets will cut Alan Faneca Monday

  1. Given what a woeful draft the Steelers have had so far, perhaps Alan will think about coming back to town. The guy has a lot left in the tank and will easily be the best lineman here.

  2. I know my Redskins could use a guy like him and they don’t have a problem paying guys. Come on down Alan!

  3. Packers need him….only O-line worse than Pittsburgh is likely in Green Bay.
    Baluga was a good start but they need Guards too!

  4. wow! jump on that vikings lets improve the protection for favre and get that superbowl ring

  5. he’s a great player, great run blocker, but lacks pass blocking, I think with our new additions of Holmes, and Tomlinson who’s a great out of the back field catcher the Jets are moving more to a younger more versatile “O” line who can run block and pass block. Hate to see him go but business is business. Jets have had a great off-season and draft so far, but I’m still lost on letting Feeley go. I just hope Folk is in old form or we are screwed.

  6. Faneca—Come down to Miami and play LG next to Jake Long. Get your shot at the Jets 2x a year. We would LOVE to have you on the inside. GO PHINS!

  7. Probably going to be the worst move the Jets make this offseason. It’s a shame, really. They’ve been batting 1.000 so far…

  8. Comeback home Alan……….Faneca and Pouncy could make our sack go UNDER 50 for the first time in years!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I agree with ItalianArmyGuy – the line has sucked since he left. Steelers should get him back and pay the man.

  10. Not surprised, he was not very good last year, gave up 6 or 7 sacks last year. Clearly the weak link. When he first got here he helped out D’Brick and Mangold a lot, but last year they had to help him. He’s not finished as a player, but he clearly wasn’t worth the money he was getting.

  11. By the way, this is also about locking up the likes of Revis, Mangold, D’Brick, and Harris to longterm contracts.

  12. Detroit is going to pick him up …cause they have really screwed up in the draft not getting someone to protect the QB.

  13. It always makes me wonder what’s going on when a team tries to shop someone and no one wants them.

  14. Come to Detroit… we’re actually putting together something that resembles a professional football team and could use another guard to create holes for Best/Smith.

  15. Let’s all welcome the next overpaid Washington Redskin
    jokes aside, I think Faneca still has something left in the tank and would be a good veteran addition to a team in this league

  16. DoctorK….
    Woeful Steelers Draft? Obviously your doctorate isn’t in Applied Football.
    The Steelers picked up an anchor on the offensive line for the next decade. The NFL’s Central Scouting called Pouncey the best C prospect in the past ten years.
    The pick of Worilds and Sanders are great picks based on sheer potential.
    The only thing that shocks me is that the Steelers haven`t taken a CB in the first four rounds. They must think the guys drafted last year are ready to come in.
    We don`t need anymore OLBs. Our biggest weakness was at CB. How many leads were blown by the secondary last year (OAK, KC, BAL). We couldn`t stop anyone on 3rd and long.

  17. bigstorm, are you kidding? I liked the pick of Pouncey, but you added a linebacker who the coaching staff says “won’t see the field for a couple of years”, a wide receiver to a corp that added Randle El and Battle this off season and failed to address the most pressing needs of more offensive linemen and defensive backs.
    Did you watch the games last year?
    Today they have taken yet another linebacker.
    Here’s a few questions for you:
    -what if Polamalu goes down again? Obviously, you feel he is the entire secondary.
    -what bright spots did you see on the O-line last year? Pouncey can’t do it himself.
    -what if Mendenall goes down this year?
    Last year was a dreadful draft. This is worse.

  18. DoctorK,
    Last year is still to be determined.
    The Steelers draft for two to three years out. Everyone knows that. Wallace, Timmons, Woodley, Hood, Mendenhall all did serious bench time after getting drafted. Albeit Mendenhall would have played “a bit” more if it weren’t for his shoulder injury.
    rememeber that the Steelers drafted two CBs last year.
    Outside of Pouncey, none of these guys will be expected to/need to start. That is the Steeler way. Even Pouncey won’t play at his natural position.
    I said that I was surprised that the Steelers didn’t grab a CB in the 2nd round and then I heard that they only had a handful of guys ranked high enough to draft in the first two rounds and they were gone. Their first priority was OL. When the DBs weren’t there they went with who they thought was the best player available in their mold.
    Sanders is going to be another Wallace albeit in two or three years. Apaprently the Steelers had him ranked in the first two rounds.
    Now that MacFadden ws brought back it all pans into place.

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