Breno Giacomini leaving for New York

Breno Giacomini, the Seahawks starting right tackle for two and a half seasons, has reached an agreement on a new deal with the New York Jets, the team announced Wednesday.

Giacomini took over the starting job midway through the 2011 season, then started all 16 games in 2012. He missed seven games early in the season with a knee injury, but recovered to finish the season and start through Seattle’s playoff run as well.

As is the case with many of Seattle’s departing free agents, Giacomini’s departure has less to do with the Seahawks’ opinion of his play, and more to do with the monetary decisions they have to make. Giacomini had a $3.5 million salary in 2013, and while details of his new contract aren’t out yet, it’s safe to assume he’ll make something in that ballpark again. The Seahawks have a young, and yes, less expensive option in Michael Bowie, who started at right tackle when Giacomini was injured, or could also look to add a rookie who can play that position if they think Bowie is better suited to play guard. Alvin Bailey, who played both tackle and guard as a rookie, could also be an option at right tackle, though he saw no game action there.

More in Sports

Resurgent season for Archbishop Murphy senior running back

After missing most of last season injured, Ray Pimentel returned with a bang and hasn’t let up since.

Pac-12 North title on the line for WSU in Apple Cup

The Cougars need a win over the Huskies in Seattle to advance to the Pac-12 title game.

Hawks will have ‘clarity’ soon on futures of Chancellor, Avril

Signs point to the two injured stars not playing again this season, with beyond that in question, too.

Nowell’s late free throws lift UW over Seattle 89-84

The Huskies have a difficult time putting away the pesky crosstown-rival Redhawks.

Peyton Brown receives a pass during practice at Arlington High in Arlington on November 16, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Basketball is in the blood of this Arlington senior

Eagles leader Peyton Brown has been hanging around the Arlington gym since she was 5.

Jordan ‘grateful’ for opportunity with Seahawks

The DE has come back from failed drug tests, knee surgeries and being out of the NFL for nearly 3 years.

Five storylines for 2017-18 prep girls basketball

Related: Basketball is in the blood of Arlington senior Peyton Brown Five… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: It’s a split decision on the Apple Cup

Responders give Washington a narrow advantage over Washington State for Saturday’s game.

Five storylines for 2017-18 prep boys basketball season

Five storylines to watch from the local boys basketball scene this winter:… Continue reading

Most Read