FRIDAY, 3:33pm: Giacomini’s four-year contract is worth $18MM, with $7MM fully guaranteed, tweets Tom Pelissero of USA Today, adding that the deal includes escalators based on playing time and Pro Bowl berths.
THURSDAY, 6:37pm: Giacomini’s contract is a four-year deal, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (via Twitter).
Randy Lange of NewYorkJets.com detailed the lineman’s career. It’s been a long journey for the 28-year-old, who was drafted in the fifth-round by the Packers in 2008 and appeared in only one game during his first three years in the league. He was acquired by the Seahawks from the Packers’ practice squad in 2010, was released and subsequently re-signed before the 2011 season.
That year, Giacomini played in 15 games, starting the final seven. He started all 18 games, including the playoffs, in 2012 before appearing in 12 games this past season. He missed seven games in the middle of the season rehabbing from knee surgery. A little more than a month ago, Giacomini was starting at right tackle for the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks.
John Idzik, the Jets general manager, was in the Seahawks’ front office when they acquired the tackle from the Packers in 2010.