Report: Jets pursuing former Seahawks tackle Breno Giacomini
Breno Giacomini won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in February on the field the New York Jets call home.
Now the Jets are trying to make sure Giacomini plays there more often.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Jets are making a “strong push” to sign Giacomini, who is set to visit the team on Wednesday. Giacomini would likely be the Jets’ replacement at right tackle for Austin Howard, who agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Giacomini, when healthy, was perhaps Seattle’s most consistent offensive lineman in 2013. Giacomini started just nine games for Seattle during the regular season that required surgery in September.
He returned to the lineup for the final six games of the regular season and helped to solidify an offensive line that had struggled immensely at times with Giacomini and Russell Okung, who missed eight games, on the sidelines. Giacomini has appeared to have overcome penalty issues that were problematic for Seattle in 2012. He had 12 penalties that season - the most on the team - and picked up three unnecessary roughness penalties in two games.
Giacomini has started 33 games for Seattle over the past three seasons after being signed off Green Bay’s practice squad in 2010.