NFL: Alan Faneca A Goner

The Jets have reportedly released LG Alan Faneca.

Mancini’s Take: The Jets weren’t willing to pay the $7.5 million that Faneca was due in 2010…and that’s too bad. While the 33-year-old mauler might have been overpaid at this stage in his career, he remains an imposing run blocker. He can still move people off the ball and was instrumental in helping linemates Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson develop into the fine players they are today. Unfortunately, Faneca has become a bit of a liability in pass protection. He’s a bit slow, at times, in picking up quick, penetrating defenders. I would have liked to have seen him stick around for another season and let second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse learn the ropes as a reserve in his first year. The Haitian powerhouse is a massive, long-armed force who plays with good leverage, but his footwork needs some work. The Jets are

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