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Texans sign Breno Giacomini, three others

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The Texans won’t be getting right tackle Derek Newton back from a pair of torn patellar tendons this season and they’ve added a veteran who could be an option to fill the spot once September rolls around.

The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed former Seahawks and Jets tackle Breno Giacomini to their 90-man roster. The Jets released Giacomini in February after three years with the team.

Giacomini started every game in the first two seasons, but played in just five last year due to a back injury. The Texans also have Chris Clark and fourth-round pick Julie’n Davenport on hand as possibilities at right tackle.

The Texans also signed three undrafted free agents. Akron cornerback Bryce Jones, Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale and Florida wide receiver Chris Thompson join Giacomini as new arrivals in Houston.

Tackle Dimitric Camiel, running back Kenny Hilliard, wide receiver Tevin Jones and safety T.J. Mutcherson were waived to make space on the roster.

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9 Responses to “Texans sign Breno Giacomini, three others”
  1. damcmp says: May 16, 2017 4:45 PM

    Wow! Souper bowl!

  2. ktimmmtb says: May 16, 2017 5:08 PM

    Giacomini is solid team player. I’m happy for him to land on a team and how he stays healthy.

  3. alonestartexan says: May 16, 2017 5:51 PM

    I think people are going to be surprised by the Texans this year.

    The defense will get stronger with Watt being back and healthy, the offensive line will get Duane Brown, Nick Martin, and David Quessenberry back healthy, they’ve already got Hopkins, Fuller, and Miller at WR, and adding Foreman to split time with Lamar Miller in the backfield in the draft was huge.

    All that leaves is the question mark surrounding Savage and Watson at QB.

    I think Watson will win the starting job by the end of the preseason and if he can even play remotely decent with the defense he has backing him up and the run game he’ll have behind him, the Texans will walk out with another division title and possibly the firepower to actually win more than once in January.

  4. vahawker says: May 16, 2017 6:25 PM

    Bremo is a beast as well as a penalty waiting to happen

  5. stexan says: May 16, 2017 6:37 PM

    Well, I guess being optimistic about the OL can’t hurt. Brown is healthy.
    But Martin’s never played a regular season game, Quessenberry hasn’t played at all since 2013, and we’re stuck with Allen and Sua-Fila at guard.
    Does not inspire confidence.

  6. waynefontesismyfather says: May 16, 2017 6:58 PM

    If Giacomini blows out a knee or something at least he can still help the team by cooking great Italian meals.

  7. alonestartexan says: May 16, 2017 7:00 PM

    stexan says:
    May 16, 2017 6:37 PM
    Well, I guess being optimistic about the OL can’t hurt. Brown is healthy.
    But Martin’s never played a regular season game, Quessenberry hasn’t played at all since 2013, and we’re stuck with Allen and Sua-Fila at guard.
    Does not inspire confidence.
    ———-

    Okay, maybe my comment was a “tad” optimistic but when you consider that Brown wasn’t 100% at all last season and that Allen was in first season with the team, maybe having been together for a year now, they’ll finally gel with one another and provide for a somewhat decent line?

    I was less than impressed when the Texans passed on Derek Carr in the 2nd round to pick Su’a-Filo, and he hasn’t lived up to his draft spot to date, but I feel that Allen and Martin will play great this up coming season.

    That said, it could always be worse. I’m kinda high on Fuller and Davenport though. A lot of people think Davenport is kinda raw, but he has pretty good potential.

  8. jonmaley85 says: May 16, 2017 7:33 PM

    Gio is literally always hurt or taking a penalty.

  9. arctantheta says: May 16, 2017 9:20 PM

    he has a great future in tomato sauce

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