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By DENNIS WASZAK Jr/Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and Pro Bowl left guard Alan Faneca agreed to terms on a five-year, $40 million contract Saturday, making the former Pittsburgh player the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.
Agent Rick Smith told The Associated Press on Saturday that the 31-year-old Faneca planned to fly to New York on Sunday, take a physical and officially sign the deal Monday. After making nearly $4.4 million in salary and bonuses last season, Faneca got a huge deal that Smith said includes $21 million in guarantees.
A Jets spokesman declined comment on the signing of the seven-time Pro Bowl selection, considered perhaps the league's best left guard.
Faneca chose New York over San Francisco and St. Louis, all teams that had losing records last season and need help on their offensive lines.
"When he examined the situations, Alan felt this team would make the biggest impact," Smith said.
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