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Jonathan Fanene | Defensive Lineman | #98

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 285
College: Utah
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (233) / CIN
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The Packers worked out free agent DE Jonathan Fanene on Tuesday.
Fanene has drawn scant interest since knee surgery torpedoed his chances of making the Patriots, and it appears he left Green Bay without a contract. Three months shy of his 31st birthday, Fanene will be facing an uphill battle to crack someone's roster next summer. Tue, Dec 11, 2012 08:28:00 PM

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The Titans worked out free agent DE Jonathan Fanene.

Tennessee also hosted free agent DE Phillip Merling. Fanene signed a three-year deal with the Pats in March, but was surprisingly cut loose in August after undergoing knee surgery. He also worked out for the Dolphins on Wednesday. The workouts suggest he's at or near full health. It shouldn't be long before he finds a new home. Fanene notched 6.5 sacks for Cincinnati last season.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 01:45:00 PM

Free agent DE Jonathan Fanene will undergo surgery on his left knee Thursday.

He's due back in action in 4-8 weeks. Fanene almost certainly won't be back with the Patriots, but it's believed the Bengals would be interested in re-signing him. A versatile 30-year-old end/tackle, Fanene registered a career-best 6.5 sacks across 16 games last season. He is a good player when healthy.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 03:54:00 PM

Beat writer Joe Reedy believes free agent DE Jonathan Fanene could make his way back to the Bengals.

Fanene spent the first seven years of his career with the Bengals. Marvin Lewis and Mike Zimmer love him, but he'll have to prove his knee is healthy first. Fanene could be out 2-6 weeks if he goes under the knife this week.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 11:55:00 AM

A source tells ESPN Boston that free agent DE Jonathan Fanene might need arthroscopic knee surgery later this week.

The Patriots' decision to cut Fanene Tuesday despite giving him a $3.85 million signing bonus in March is starting to make more sense. Per Sirius XM Radio's Ross Tucker, Fanene was released under a "failure to disclose physical condition" designation. That will set up the Pats to go after at least some of his signing bonus. Fanene missed 13 straight practices before getting dumped.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 09:09:00 AM

Patriots released DE Jonathan Fanene, OL Kyle Hill and K Chris Koepplin.

Fanene's release is a major surprise after the Patriots handed him a $3.85 million signing bonus in March. Although Fanene spent the offseason working as the starting left end, he had been battling injuries throughout training camp, leaving more snaps for Ron Brace and Brandon Deaderick. ESPN's John Clayton reports Fanene might need to undergo a knee scope later in the week. The 30-year-old will be free to sign with another team once he proves healthy.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 04:00:00 PM

The Patriots are considering using LE Jonathan Fanene as an interior pass rusher.

Fanene has the requisite size to move inside, and could spell space eaters Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love in passing situations. Adding Fanene to the defensive tackle rotation would allow the Patriots to become more athletic and versatile upfront while transitioning to more 4-3 base concepts.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 07:56:00 PM

Patriots signed DE Jonathan Fanene to a three-year contract.

The deal includes a $3.85 million signing bonus. Signing Fanene was reportedly the Patriots "first priority" after missing out on Red Bryant, and he'll likely be the team's starting left end in 2012. Fanene started just two games for the Bengals last season, but was effective against the run and tallied 6.5 sacks in only 379 snaps. He was limited to two games by a hamstring injury in 2010, but also managed six sacks in 2009.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 02:52:00 PM

Free agent DE Jonathan Fanene is reportedly the Patriots' "first priority" among the "known" players they are targeting.

The Pats have been targeting a left end, and Fanene appears to be the "Plan B" to Red Bryant, who re-signed in Seattle. Playing just under half the snaps for one of the league's best defensive fronts last season, Fanene proved to be an effective run-stopper. Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy suggests the Packers could also have interest.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Bengals agreed to terms with DE Jonathan Fanene on a one-year contract.

Limited by a hamstring injury that eventually ended his season in November, Fanene managed just one tackle in two games last season. The 29-year-old will return as a rotational defensive lineman.
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 08:32:00 PM

Bengals placed DE Jonathan Fanene on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

The Bengals are hurting for depth at end. Antwan Odom's suspension is over, but he's out a couple more weeks after wrist surgery. Fanene dealt with the hamstring issue for much of the season and made just one tackle in two games.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 01:02:00 PM

Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 9.

Fanene was expected to fill in for suspended pass rusher Antwan Odom, but he hasn't been able to shake the hamstring injury. Tank Johnson (knee) is also in danger of missing the MNF game against the Steelers. Big Ben will have all day to throw against a front seven that has failed to rush the passer this year.
Thu, Nov 4, 2010 06:45:00 PM

Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) says he'll be ready to play in Week 7.

Fanene has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. With Antwan Odom suspended, he'll be in the starting lineup against the Falcons.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 11:59:00 AM

Although he is practicing again, Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene's (hamstring) status for Week 7 is up in the air.

He's missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. If he's ready to go this weekend, Fanene would be in line to start with Antwan Odom suspended. Otherwise, that duty will fall on Michael Johnson.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 10:10:00 AM

Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) is officially out for Saturday's game against the Ravens.

With Antwan Odom's status up in the air, Fanene will be asked to play a larger role on the defense when healthy. Rookie Carlos Dunlap or Pat Sims will take Fanene's place on the active roster.
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 11:18:00 AM

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