According to Adam Caplan the New England Patriots released defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene on Tuesday. Fanene had missed the previous 13 practices with a knee injury, which has largely opened doors for other players that eventually replaced him. The former Bengals defensive lineman (especially known for his versatility) left Cincinnati for a three-year deal worth $9.85 million and a $3.85 million signing bonus. According to ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton, Fanene may require arthroscopic surgery, which may happen later this week.
Fanene spent seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, generating 13.5 quarterback sacks, including a 6.5-sack effort during his final season last year.
Should the Bengals look into bringing him back? And please, don't say the most obvious "well it depends on his health". (Great. Now everyone is going to say it)