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G Alan Faneca Announces Retirement Today

Alan Faneca, a nine-time Pro Bowl performer, will announce his retirement from the NFL today. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reported via Twitter that Faneca has decided to hang ’em up after a decorated 13-year career as one of the finest guards of his era. Faneca, who won a Super Bowl XL ring with […]

Cardinals Hoping Guard Alan Faneca Will Be Back in 2011

The Cardinals have their fingers crossed that 34-year old guard Alan Faneca will decide to return next year instead of retiring. They have told him they want him back, but don’t want to push him. It would be nice to know what Faneca’s plans are before the draft, so they can draft a successor if […]

Offensive Line Must Tighten Up Protection

Although the defense may have received the most flak for the 41-7 pounding at the hands of the Falcons, the offense was just as ineffective.  A lot of the problems stemmed from the offensive line’s very poor play, especially Anderson’s blind side. Derek Anderson‘s current troubles is the hot topic regarding the Cardinals’ offense, but […]

Guard Reggie Wells Traded to the Eagles

Offensive guard Reggie Wells has been traded to the Eagles for an undisclosed draft pick, though it’s presumed to be a 2011 sixth-round pick. With this move, the second trade with the Eagles in a week, Deuce Lutui will reclaim his starting job after reporting to camp late, weighing nearly 400 lbs.  It’s not exacly […]

King: Faneca to Show the Jets it was a Mistake Dumping Him

In Peter King’s Monday Morning QB, he comments that he feels that new Cards guard Alan Faneca will show the Jets it was a mistake in releasing him: I think Alan Faneca, installed as the starting left guard in Arizona, will be determined to prove the Jets made a mistake in dumping him. Ken Whisenhunt’s […]

O-Line Issues Loom Large as Minicamp Begins

Darren Urban posted a great blog on the Cards’ official website regarding the Cardinals’ first day of minicamp today (Friday).  The Cardinals have two practices on Friday, two on Saturday, and one Sunday morning.  Of all the onfield issues currently swirling through the Tempe complex, I agree with Urban that offensive line is the most intriguing.  With […]

Cards Sign G Alan Faneca to One-Year Deal

UPDATE:Newly signed guard Alan Faneca will hold a press conference today (Thursday).  In other offensive line news,  OL coach Russ Grim mentioned to Darren Urban that guard Reggie Wells could possibly play some tackle.  The addition of Faneca, therefore, may throw Wells  in the right tackle mix with Brandon Keith and Jeremy Bridges. The Cardinals added yet another former […]

Report says the Cards could have interest in former Steelers and Jets OG Faneca

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune and the National Football Post reports that the Cards could have some interest in recently released OG Alan Faneca: Cardinals GM Rod Graves said he will touch base with Alan Faneca’s agent. Faneca began his career playing for Russ Grimm in Pittsburgh.

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