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Bengals Agree To Terms With Jonathan Fanene On A One-Year Deal

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene. Fanene was one of four players the Bengals have admitted as free agent priorities, along with cornerback Johnathan Joseph, linebacker Brandon Johnson and running back Cedric Benson (any guess on how they did?).

Fanene missed 14 games during the 2010 season due to a strained hamstring that he suffered during the preseason, eventually landing on Injured Reserve in mid-November. Though he gutted it out during the season opener against the New England Patriots, Fanene reaggrevated the injury and sat out the next four games before making another comeback bid against the Atlanta Falcons. He reaggrevated the hamstring during the game and decided to shut it down for the season afterwards.

During his career-year in 2009, Fanene posted six quarterback sacks, an interception, touchdown and two passed defensed. In the 39 other games he's played from 2005-2008, including the two games in 2010, Fanene has one quarterback sacks and 43 total tackles.