Jets trying to sign Breno Giacomini

In  the midst of the news that Austin Howard has reached an agreement with the Raiders for five years $30 million (Schefter, March 12), the Jets are trying to sign offensive tackle Breno Giacomini (Schefter, March 12).

Giacomini will visit the Jets on Wednesday.

He has played with the Seahawks for the past four seasons, and with the Packers the first three years of his NFL career after being drafted in the 2008 draft.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

If it looks as if the Jets are going to lose out on Austin Howard as now seems likely, signing a player like Giacomini in Howard’s place might be the best alternatives left for the Jets.  Giacomini is a player who we are sure the Sehawks would like to keep, but who can’t be a top priority and so letting him walk seems a logical solution for the Sehawks and they will find someone else through the draft or closer to camp.  For the Jets, Giacomini seems like a hold-the-fort player while the front office figures out the right side of their offensive line longer term.

The Jets were too hesitant to pay Austin Howard the dollars for which he was looking.  Based on his declining play at the end of the season the Jets seem to be betting against Howard’s inability to hold up over even the medium term … at least at tackle.

As for Breno Giacomini, he graded out as the ninth best right tackle last year (Howard ranked 16th) according to ProFootballFocus.  While Giacomini’s individual results weren’t strong, as a unit the right side of the Seahawks line was one of the better groups in the league … with some large part due to Marshawn Lynch.

The Jets know they need to find some short term solutions while they continue to groom backups like Oday Aboushi, Will Campbell and Ben Ijalana or dip back into the draft for the longer term.




57 comments
Mark Brindise
Mark Brindise

Oh wow we signed an old tackle with the bad knee we are Super Bowl bound now.

Shomari Norman
Shomari Norman

Every year the Jest are a disappointing team. You can not wait for a great player to lower his price. What would you rather drive a BMW or a Kia? The Jets could have easily signed both Verner and T.J. Ward to a contract they were asking for. WAKE UP NY JETS you are starting to lose fans if your current moves are not going to improve the team.  

bharper42
bharper42

Howard was average at best was ranked pff as 16 which is average.  pff for Bruno is 9 i think for all means.  Is he an upgrade or not?  i don't know but howard is no big loss imo but you still have to find equal or better for the right price.  Is that doable?  Idzik is trying to find out.  Hope he does.

jvsvn
jvsvn

This is actually a good sign. No need to overpay for middle of the road players. Howard seemed like a good guy. Good for him but this was probably the right decision from a management standpoint.

Quincy Miles
Quincy Miles

RT's are a dime a dozen and the money Howard got was far too much.  Anytime you lose a player to the Raiders (or Browns or Jaguars) you probably made a smart move by not overpaying.

nickballs
nickballs

Howard got overpaid...let him go to Oakland, count his $$$ and lose for the rest of his career...enjoy

joblowme99
joblowme99

Giocomini will be fine at RT. I think Decker has his sights on NYC and will take a modest deal, hopefully no more than 6m per.

Vinny Cammarato
Vinny Cammarato

Oh great, Decker on Wed. Lets overpay for a Wr MAnning made look great but downgrade at CB and O line eeeeah

Vinny Cammarato
Vinny Cammarato

Penny wise, pound foolish. Woody always hot me as cheap , a bottom line kind of guy. hats why he likes Idkik "build through the draft" its cheap. How does team 30 million under the cap end up in worse shape the day after FA started ? Talib is gone as well. 

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

In the right column of this blog

I listed all the Jet FA signings on Day 1.

(Hope Verner is spelled correctly).

maxjet
maxjet

Am so surprised that Idzik did not do anything on the first day of FA given that GMs could talk to player agents since last Saturday and that usually the "cream" of the FA crop goes on the first day. Very sad. I guess will have to get use to Seattle Seahawk left-overs. I will that all this back if Idzik signs Ware and Sander and/or Revis tomorrow. 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

Well have 40 million in the bank and wilson milner and drew coleman at the corners against new England

But hes stood his ground on a milion bucks yay

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

Its only ten pm in California who wants beat this dead horse with me mmsrggh:)

Marvel
Marvel

Idzik isn't blinking... neither am I


GN tjb... back at it in the morning


GuzGuzK
GuzGuzK

@Brian_Bassett I think Streif is the answer here. Breno is just a cheap plug in, he's in no way a difference maker. No way.

Unbelievable... why make all that cap space if half of your targets sign with other teams, including howard. 

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

You spend in free agency for impact players not backups and borderline starters. The only players worth truly spendingbon are gone Young talented players in thier prime.. all thats left is borderline starters old players or injured ones. Revis isny coming he nrver was. Idzik gambled this year and lost.. I guess maybe welll mske the playoffs yay..nrver be great just every year hope to make the playoffs.

yippee

Ps please no one ever say all the players want to play for rex ever again.

Go jets!

lagoo
lagoo

Raiders can keep Howard for 6mil a year. Typical raider move.

Eddy Lopez
Eddy Lopez

Man i was pumped all day with the hype that we had a s load of cash to splurge. Well lets get some cheap but effective guys and some WR's.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

Niners, colts, Broncos, saints, Browns tampa , dolphins, etc got better signed impact players..isdzik sat on his wallet. He may still be a good gm but he choked on this one. We cleared 50million for captain munnerlyn? We hope npw right. Could have easily had whitner and verner or davis and bern set. Or cro and byrd I take that. Free aagency isnt for depth

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

Idzik got owned. All of impact players are gone..I dont care how many munnetlyns we sign.

ryanstewart
ryanstewart

@netsjetsfan hah! official definition: overrated offensive lineman who tends to get injured a lot. Good luck :)

gusto
gusto

I'm hoping we can close the deal here. Not having a starting caliber tackle heading into the draft would suck.

lagoo
lagoo

Clearly we're not the broncos

lagoo
lagoo

I know this is cliche but if decker were black would we all be more excited like I'm just trying to understand the decker hate dudes been a beast for three years

High$ocietyJet
High$ocietyJet

@Vinny Cammarato  bro you sound foolish. First off Woody always spends to the Limit even when you didn't have to, our problem was always spending on money carelessly and now that you have to spend over 90% of the Cap this will never be a problem for any team 

lagoo
lagoo

Nobody that was signed today was a priority for us.

koala
koala

@Monty Granito  deep breaths Monty. We are actually in a better relative position in day 2 of FA than we were at the start of Day 1. We had one of the best cap situations in the league, and we have improved in a relative sense because of all the big money deals signed by the likes of Tampa, Cleveland, Denver and Oakland (which sap the cap space available for free agent signings, and we really haven't lost a single player we have gone after hard other than Howard. We have months of free agency, the trade market and the draft to find a competent RT, and more than likely we will have sorted that out situation out within 48-72 hours. 


You'll notice most of the teams I mentioned above are either (a) terrible (Tampa, Browns, Oakland) or (b) willing to splurge because they have a short title window (denver). 


I think Bent said on a different thread that Seattle didnt make any FA moves until day 6 of FA! That said, they managed to swoop on a couple of high quality players at attractive salaries late in the piece (Avril and Bennett among them). They could do that in part because they had money left when most teams didnt


rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Monty Granito  why cut cromartie if you werent going to make it a priority to replace him... i really dont want to go 2 years in a row with a rookie cornerback 

lagoo
lagoo

Idk about that he started in every playoff game for the Seahawks the past two years and I don't remember aldon smith or Shaun Phillips doing much against him.

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

Those impact players really helped the Fins last year..the winner of the offseason barely ever wins during the season.

lagoo
lagoo

Your bugging go to sleep now. Like take some NyQuil and really sleep on that comment.

lagoo
lagoo

There online struggled when he was out he's had one knee procedure in 6 years

lagoo
lagoo

Woody gave revis 16 mil he's not cheap

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@lagoo  Actually today are needs went deeper as we now need a tackle that we lost in FA.  Should have been taken care of prior to yesterday.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@rstysanchz @Monty Granito  

We thought Cro was cut on Sunday, after a deal was in place for Verner at least. 

A rookie , a basically inconsistent CB is our starter as of this moment.


Monty Granito
Monty Granito

I was being sarcastic. ..I wanted verner or davis:)

jiggieny
jiggieny

Aldon smith rushes on the left side. Plus he has the help of marshawn lynch who is an exceptional pass blocker.

He's a serviceable right tackle.

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

Wallace isnt an impact player..byrd is verner is.ball hawks .its. witner is hits like a mack truck and covers..these players could have made our d elite

Monty Granito
Monty Granito

Youre right they reupped eith lankster and walls...were probably done with our corners

ryanstewart
ryanstewart

@netsjetsfan Sherman, Wilson, and Thomas. That’s all I want for the rest of all my Christmases.

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

Why would I give it up. The season doesn't start until September. It is March...time to give up the the ***** negative crap, we still have 6 months. FA is not a sprint. Do u know how many other played are gonna be cut? Loads of good ones too. Chill out it's been less then 24 hours lol.

Jet fans are the worst of the worst. They all hated Tanny for big contracts, now they all want huge contracts. Man I'll never get the complaining.