Fabini, a 6-7, 304-pound product of Cincinnati, is in his eighth season with the Jets. He suffered from a torn pectoral muscle in the November 14, 2005 game against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter. Fabini, a fourth-round draft selection by the Jets in the 1998 has started every game he has played in at the pro level (114 regular season games) after beginning his career as a right tackle (1998 and 1999), switching to left tackle prior to the team's 2000 training camp, then returning to right tackle following a sprained knee during the 2005 week three game vs. Jacksonville. Fabini was a part of an offensive line that paved the way for running back Curtis Martin to earn his first ever rushing title with 1,697 yards in 2004. The unit also powered the Jets offense to finish third in the National Football League in total rushing yards (2,388) and second in rushing first downs (135). The Jets 2004 rushing total (2,388) ranked second all-time in club history while the teams' rushing average (4.5) was tied for the second most in team annals. Fabini became the first Jets rookie offensive lineman to play and start in all 16 games since left tackle Chris Ward in 1978 and became the first rookie right tackle to start in all 16 games since Marvin Powell accomplished the feat in 1977.
Snell, a 6-6, 288-pound product of North Dakota originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent on April 28, 2005 before being waived on September 7. Snell played in 37 games in his four years at North Dakota State and recorded 109 tackles, one fumble recovery, nine passes defended, one interception and seven sacks from his nose tackle position.