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Breno Giacomini, New York Jets strike deal

The New York Jets have answered the Patriots' big-ticket acquisition by adding a Super Bowl XLVIII champion.

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The Jets announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with former Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini on an undisclosed contract.

A 40-game starter in Seattle over the past three seasons, Giacomini will replace Austin Howard after the Jets opted not to match the Raiders' five-year, $30 million contract on Tuesday.

In terms of talent and upside, Giacomini is a downgrade. He was one of the most penalized tackles in the league in 2012 and struggled to keep Russell Wilson clean last season.

It's hard to blame the Jets for refusing to overpay at the position, however. Giacomini is a passable fill-in until a solution can be found.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys study the free agency picture with the help of NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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