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Breno Giacomini | Tackle | #68

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 318
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (150) / GB
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Jets placed RT Breno Giacomini (back) on the reserve/PUP list.
Giacomini is reportedly making progress, but he'll miss the first six games of the season. Giacomini hadn't missed a start in two years since coming over from the Seahawks. Ben Ijalana should be the primary fill-in. Sep 3 - 4:19 PM

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CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora suggests RT Breno Giacomini (back) could open the season on reserve/PUP.

Giacomini has missed the entire preseason with his back issue. He's reportedly making progress, but the Jets don't have a timetable for his return. Ben Ijalana is the top in-house candidate to replace Giacomini.
Aug 26 - 5:34 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles admits RT Breno Giacomini (back, PUP) might not be ready for Week 1.

Bowles said the team may have to add a veteran free agent. The market is obviously barren, with Will Beatty the top option. "Retired" Eugene Monroe is also available.
Aug 25 - 4:35 PM

Jets RT Breno Giacomini (back, active/PUP) has yet to return to practice.

Giacomini has not seen any work in training camp, and it does not sound like he is particularly close to a return. "He’s getting better," coach Todd Bowles said, "but not this week." It does not sound like Giacomini is a lock to be ready for Week 1, which would be a disaster for one of the thinnest offensive lines in the league. Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale have worked with the first-team during camp.
Aug 22 - 9:17 AM

Jets RT Breno Giacomini is week to week with a back injury.

Giacomini was viewed as a release/bench candidate, but Gang Green didn't add any legitimate competition. The Jets have extremely little tackle depth following the retirement of LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Jul 28 - 5:49 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta doesn't believe Jets RT Breno Giacomini is guaranteed to keep his job.

Mehta considers it a "stone-cold lead-pipe lock" that the Jets use an early-round pick on an offensive lineman, and fully expects GM Mike Maccagnan to select multiple blockers in this month's draft. Giacomini was a weak spot on the line last season, getting obliterated in pass protection. Releasing him and saving $3.8 million would allow the Jets to sign their draft class.
Apr 1 - 9:39 AM

Jets RT Breno Giacomini is a potential cap cut.

Giacomini had a down year in OC Chan Gailey’s spread-heavy scheme, allowing a team-high 44 hurries. The Jets can save $3.8 million from releasing him.
Feb 20 - 4:42 PM

Jets signed RT Breno Giacomini, formerly of the Seahawks, to a four-year, $18 million contract.

A very limited talent, 28-year-old Giacomini has forged a career as a starter with sheer determination and physicality. He's a brawling blocker, and will take the place of Austin Howard in New York. We wouldn't call it a big downgrade, but it's certainly not an upgrade, either. The Seahawks essentially made no attempt to retain Giacomini. He's a rather uninspiring addition for Gang Green.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Free agent RT Breno Giacomini will visit the Jets on Wednesday.

With two-year starter Austin Howard headed to Oakland, the Jets are in the market for a new right tackle. They've talked with free agent Zach Strief and will investigate Giacomini. Giacomini is an above-average pass protector but struggles in the run game, even though he brings a bit of a nasty streak to the field. GM John Idzik knows Giacomini from their days together in Seattle.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:26:00 AM

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer puts the odds at less than 30 percent that the Seahawks re-sign free agent RT Breno Giacomini.

Giacomini is going to command more money than the Seahawks are willing to pay, especially since they already have significant dollars tied up in LT Russell Okung and C Max Unger. If Giacomini finds a softer market than anticipated, he could be back on a cheap deal. The 28-year-old is our No. 8 free-agent tackle.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Seahawks RT Breno Giacomini (knee) and LT Russell Okung (toe) are both practicing this week.

Yes, the Seahawks are about to get another infusion of talent. Along with Percy Harvin's impending return, their starting tackles are expected to get some snaps against the Vikings this week. It allows natural guard Paul McQuistan to go back inside and should improve Russell Wilson's protection vastly.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Seahawks RT Breno Giacomini (knee scope) is still "a few weeks away" from returning.

Giacomini had the scope in late September and recently needed the knee drained again due to swelling. Rookie Michael Bowie is now the Seahawks' right tackle. Pro Football Focus has graded Bowie positively as a run blocker.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Seahawks RT Breno Giacomini underwent a cleanup knee procedure on Monday.

He'll likely be shelved 2-3 weeks at minimum. With Giacomini sidelined against the Texans Sunday, the Seahawks started seventh-round rookie Michael Bowie. J.J. Watt's defense sacked Russell Wilson five times with ten QB hits.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Seahawks RT Breno Giacomini has been slowed in OTAs by a knee issue, but won't require surgery.

Coach Pete Carroll said Giacomini could have practiced this week if necessary, so it's safe to assume he'll be ready for training camp. Giacomini underwent elbow surgery in January, but has since recovered. Giacomini graded out as a bottom-12 tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season, but is locked into a starting job heading into the final year of his contract.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 04:45:00 PM

Seahawks RT Breno Giacomini triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $3 million to $3.5 million.

Giacomini started all 16 games in 2012, but he graded out near the bottom of Pro Football Focus' offensive tackle ratings for the season. He also recently underwent right elbow surgery, but should be ready for OTAs. Giacomini is entering the final year of his deal, and the Seahawks could look for an upgrade.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 01:27:00 AM

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4Jeremy Ross
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WR21Eric Decker
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WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Kellen Davis
3Brandon Bostick
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Ben Ijalana
2Brent Qvale
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk