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Jonathan Fanene's bonus in doubt?

Updated: August 22, 2012, 12:04 PM ET
By Field Yates and Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- In releasing veteran defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene on Tuesday, the New England Patriots did so with a "failure to disclose physical condition" designation, according to a source.

The designation could be an indication that the team plans to seek parts, if not all, of the signing bonus Fanene received when he signed with the team March 20. Fanene's total signing bonus was $3.85 million, but according to a source, $1.35 million of that was deferred to March 31, 2013.

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