TJJackson Posted February 23, 2008 Report Share Posted February 23, 2008 from: http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/benga...r-de-fanene.aspFriday, February 22, 20083-year deal for DE FaneneBy Mark Curnuttemcurnutte@enquirer.comINDIANAPOLIS -- High-energy defensive end Jonathan Fanene has reached agreement on a three-year contract to remain with the Bengals.Fanene, the team’s seventh-round draft pick in 2005, played in a career-high 14 games last season. He had six total tackles, including one sack in the season finale at Miami.He has played in 21 games with one start and has 14 career tackles.Fanene, slowed in his first two seasons by hamstring injuries, was eligible to be a restricted free agent. NFL teams have until Thursday to offer tenders to restricted free agents. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, offensive tackle Adam Kieft and wide receiver Tab Perry are the Bengals’ other restricted free agents.Coach Marvin Lewis was asked today about Fanene and fellow defensive end Frostee Rucker."Both guys have ability to play," Lewis said. "Fanene got his opportunities last year and did a good job." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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