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Breno Giacomini | Tackle | #68

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 320
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (150) / GB
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Texans signed OT Breno Giacomini.
The ex-Jet should be in the mix at right tackle with Chris Clark and fourth-rounder Julie'n Davenport. It's a trouble spot after RT Derek Newton tore both of his patellar tendons last season. Worst case, Giacomini will be much needed depth for the Texans. May 16 - 4:13 PM

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The Seattle Post Intelligencer suggests the Seahawks could pursue free agent OT Breno Giacomini.

Giacomini was a two-plus year starter in Seattle before signing with the Jets. The Seahawks could have interest in him as a fallback option at right tackle given his experience in Tom Cable's system. Giacomini is recovering from back surgery but expects to be cleared for training camp.
Feb 24 - 6:09 PM

Jets released OT Breno Giacomini.

The move creates $4.5 million in cap space. Coupled with Nick Folk's release, Giacomini's departure saves the Jets a total of $7.5 million. Going on 32, Giacomini is recovering from back surgery. He's been a liability for years now. He won't be signed as a locked-in starter in free agency. Perhaps his ex-team Seattle will be interested as they pick up the pieces along their offensive line.
Feb 23 - 3:59 PM

Jets RT Breno Giacomini will undergo back surgery Wednesday.

The operation will shave down a herniated disc in Giacomini's back. The procedure carries a four-month recovery, but the Jets will likely take it easy with Giacomini during the offseason program. The right tackle should be ready for training camp.
Source: ESPN
Jan 2 - 11:45 AM

Jets placed RT Breno Giacomini on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

Giacomini was plagued by back woes all season. He appeared in only five games. Now 31, Giacomini previously hadn't missed a game since 2013, but hasn't been an asset for some time now. Giacomini is signed for $4.5 million next season, but won't be back at that price, if at all.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 03:07:00 PM

Jets RT Breno Giacomini (back) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Brent Qvale, who started a game and saw plenty of snaps at right tackle early in the season, will get the nod this week. It is just another blow for a spiraling team.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:51:00 AM

Jets activated RT Breno Giacomini off the PUP list.

WR Jeremy Butler was waived in a corresponding move. Activating Giacomini suggests he will be active and likely start this week. Giacomini has not been great, but he will be an upgrade on Ben Ijalana.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 01:52:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:19:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:34:00 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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 04:35:00 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.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:17:00 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.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 05:49:00 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.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 09:39:00 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.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 04:42:00 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

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QB1Tom Savage
2T.J. Yates
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3Andre Ellington
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Andre Ellington
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Braxton Miller
3Chris Thompson
WR21Will Fuller
2Cobi Hamilton
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1Stephen Anderson
LT1Julie'n Davenport
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
2Kyle Fuller
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
RG1Jeff Allen
2Chad Slade
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Kendall Lamm
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn