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Grievance filed against Pats doc

The NFLPA reportedly filed a grievance with the New England Patriots team doctor. See what caused the union to file the grievance.

Via Pro Football Zone
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Hearing with Jonathan Fanene Officially Over

The hearing is officially over. No not the one involving Aaron Hernandez, but the one that involves the Patriots going after the 3.85 million dollar signing bonus of Jonathan Fanene. The next step in this process is for a single arbitrator to make a ruling based on the evidence that was presented. The Patriots still have another 1.35 million dollars of that bonus to pay and this...
Via Patriots Life
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Fanene Defraud the Patriots?

Back in mid March the New England Patriots signed former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene to a contract for 3 years and $12 million with a signing bonus of just under $4 million. After taking part in some offseason conditioning, minicamp and OTA’s Fanene came to training camp and reportedly hurt his knee.  The 6-foot-4, 290 lbs. defensive end hadn’t practiced...
Via Sox and Dawgs
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots May Go After Jonathan Fanene's Bonus for 'Failure to Disclose Physical Condition'

The Patriots' release of Jonathan Fanene on Tuesday afternoon may have raised some eyebrows. Not necesarrily because of the fact that the Patriots released a veteran -- they've been known to do that in the past -- but because just five months earlier, they handed him a near-$4 million signing bonus. We're starting to learn more about that, though, and it sounds like New...
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots cut Jonathan Fanene, two others

The New England Patriots have cut DL Jonathan Fanene, OL Kyle Hill and K Chris Koepplin.30 yr old Fanene was a bit of a surprise here at the FVP offices. He was given a three year deal with a $3.85m signing bonus. Reports on the interwebs have it that the veteran lineman may have an arthritic knee. It remains to be seen if the Pats go after the $$ due to a faulty physical or undisclosed...
Via Fan View Point
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Jonathan Fanene Six Months After Giving Defender Near $4 Million Signing Bonus

Jonathan Fanene was supposed to add depth to the Patriots need at defensive tackle. But even after signing the 30-year-old lineman to a three-year, $12 million deal back in March, it looks like Fanene is headed back to the unemployment line. The Patriots released Fanene on Tuesday afternoon along with a pair of other training camp invitees. Fanene, who had been sidelined by a knee...
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Couple thoughts on the Fanene and Andre Carter

Couple tidbits broke this morning, let’s start with Jonathan Fanene: #Patriots have released...
Via Pats Propaganda
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jonathan Fanene's Samoan Heritage Helped Him Become Hardworking Player Who Will Be Popular With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. -- It took five words for Jonathan Fanene to describe why he'll be so respected in New England. The defensive lineman, who signed a three-year deal with the Patriots in March, was asked Tuesday about his native American Samoa, which has produced a number of successful NFL players. Point blank: How does such a small island send so many solid players to the NFL?...
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jonathan Fanene Credits Chad Ochocinco Will Acclimation to Patriots' Way of Life

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene has adjusted easily to New England, mostly because his dedicated work ethic jives with everything the Patriots do at Gillette Stadium. He's also gotten some help from wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who was with Fanene in Cincinnati for six seasons. "I talked to him a little bit last week," Fanene said Tuesday. "...
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Meriweather, Fanene to Denver?

NFL teams will be free to begin singing unrestricted free agents on Tuesday, March 13th starting at 4 (p.m.).  The Denver Broncos may be signing several players during the free agency period, including a safety. The Denver Post’s Mike Klis reports that the team is looking for a thump-er, and suggests former Patriots’ safety Brandon Meriweather as a possible free agent prospect...
Via BroncoTalk
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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