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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Cardinals sign RG Fanaika to extension

By Josh Weinfuss

The Arizona Cardinals gave starting right guard Paul Fanaika a one-year extension, the team announced Thursday.

He signed a one-year contract on April 24 worth $630,000 and impressed coaches enough during minicamp and training camp that he was slotted to back up Daryn Colledge, who at the time was moving to right guard. But after first-round pick Jonathan Cooper broke his left leg on Aug. 24 in the Cardinals' third preseason game, Colledge moved back to the left side and Fanaika was inserted at right guard.

Fanaika, who missed the 2012 season after being released by the Seattle Seahawks following training camp, would've been a restricted free agent after this season.