Can Breno Giacomini be the answer at right tackle?
The Houston Texans have announced the signing of right tackle Breno Giacomini.
The Texans have been in the market for a right tackle since Derek Newton went down with a serious injury last season. They may have found a solution or at the very least a camp body in Breno Giacomini.
The details of the contract have yet to be released but it should not be a major cap ordeal in the least bit.
Current Texans’ offensive line coach Mike Develin was Giacomini’s coach when they were both with the New York Jets. There is no doubt that had something to do with this signing.
The Texans’ PR Twitter account gave some insight into the new signee.
Giacomini is a 6-foot-7, 320 pound right tackle who is best served as a run blocking edge attacker. He is a below average pass blocker however and it will be interesting to see how he recovers from a recent back surgery.
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While this may not be a home run signing for the Texans, it gives them a right tackle with experience in the same room as coach Devlin. There should not be too steep of a learning curve either, as Giacomini can most likely help the young offensive tackles currently on the roster learn and grow in Devlin’s system.
Depth is huge in the NFL and for a franchise that does not have a healthy offensive lineman with any NFL starting experience at right tackle, this is a good signing.
Time will tell if he can start at right tackle for the team but for now he should be in the discussion just based on his history and experience.