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Cincy Jungle Dec 13, 2014

Claim: Patriots medical staff put team before player

And that player in question is former Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene, who hasn't played in the NFL since being released by the Patriots in 2012. Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene signed a three-year deal with the New England Patriots in 2012 with $3.85 million guaranteed. This happened after the defensive end generated 6.5 quarterback sacks in 2011 -- it was the second season in his final three with Cincinnati with six sacks or more. Within a handful of months, New England released Fanene who, according to a CBA Appeals Panel, withheld a medical condition that...
Pats Pulpit Dec 12, 2014

Former Patriots Doctor in NFLPA Grievance

The Patriots find themselves in the midst of a legal proceeding with regards to a free agent from back in 2012. The Washington Post has an interesting article about Thomas Gill, the former Patriots team doctor who stepped down back in April of this year. It seems as if the Patriots issue with defensive tackle Jonathan Fanene, from way back in 2012, is under scrutiny and it doesn't look good. Back in 2012, the Patriots signed defensive tackle Jonathan Fanene to bolster the defensive line. He passed team physicals, but was ultimately cut due to arthritis in his knee, which hadn't been...

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