Could Seahawks pursue former RT Breno Giacomini after release?

CaptionCloseFormer Seahawks tackle Brenco Giacomini is looking for work after being released by the New York Jets on Friday. Could he end up back in Seattle?Check out more notable 2017 offseason cuts in the following gallery.Former Seahawks tackle Brenco...

Could Seahawks pursue former RT Breno Giacomini after release?

CaptionCloseFormer Seahawks tackle Brenco Giacomini is looking for work after being released by the New York Jets on Friday. Could he end up back in Seattle?Check out more notable 2017 offseason cuts in the following gallery.Former Seahawks tackle Brenco...

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Could Seahawks pursue former RT Breno Giacomini after release?

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Former Seahawks tackle Brenco Giacomini is looking for work after being released by the New York Jets on Friday. Could he end up back in Seattle?

Check out more notable 2017 offseason cuts in the following gallery.

Former Seahawks tackle Brenco Giacomini is looking for work after being released by the New York Jets on Friday. Could he end up back in Seattle?

Check out more notable 2017 offseason cuts in the following

WR Victor Cruz
2016 team: New York Giants
Age: 30
2016 Stats: 39 receptions for 586 yards and a touchdown

Notes: The former Pro Bowler missed nearly two seasons after tearing his patellar tendon in 2014 and in 2016 didn't look like the same player he was before the injury.

WR Victor Cruz
2016 team: New York Giants
Age: 30
2016 Stats: 39 receptions for 586 yards and a touchdown

Notes: The former Pro Bowler missed nearly two seasons after tearing his patellar tendon in 2014 and in 2016

K Nick Folk
2016 team: New York Jets
Age: 32
2016 Stats: 27 of 31 field goals, 24 of 26 extra points

Notes: Folk is still a reliable kicker, but the rebuilding Jets decided to save $3 million in cap space by parting ways with the 10-year veteran.

K Nick Folk
2016 team: New York Jets
Age: 32
2016 Stats: 27 of 31 field goals, 24 of 26 extra points

Notes: Folk is still a reliable kicker, but the rebuilding Jets decided to save $3 million in cap space by

OL Brandon Fusco
2016 team: Minnesota Vikings
Age: 28
2016 Stats: NA

Notes: Fusco was a cap casualty after starting 14 games at right guard for one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL in 2016.

OL Brandon Fusco
2016 team: Minnesota Vikings
Age: 28
2016 Stats: NA

Notes: Fusco was a cap casualty after starting 14 games at right guard for one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL in 2016.

CB Justin Gilbert
2016 team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age: 25
2016 Stats: 1 total tackle

Notes: The No. 8 overall pick of the Browns in the 2014 draft, Gilbert was released by the Steelers five months after they traded for him.

CB Justin Gilbert
2016 team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age: 25
2016 Stats: 1 total tackle

Notes: The No. 8 overall pick of the Browns in the 2014 draft, Gilbert was released by the Steelers five months after they traded

OL Mike Harris
2016 team: Minnesota Vikings
Age: 28
2016 Stats: NA

Notes: Harris missed all of the 2016 season with an undisclosed illness after starting 21 games from 2014-15.

OL Mike Harris
2016 team: Minnesota Vikings
Age: 28
2016 Stats: NA

Notes: Harris missed all of the 2016 season with an undisclosed illness after starting 21 games from 2014-15.

LB D'Qwell Jackson
2016 team: Indianapolis Colts
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 78 total tackles, sack, 3 passes defensed, 2 fumble recoveries

Notes: The longtime Browns starter earned a Pro Bowl berth in his first season in Indy in 2014, but his time with the Colts was marred by a four-game PED suspension in December.

LB D'Qwell Jackson
2016 team: Indianapolis Colts
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 78 total tackles, sack, 3 passes defensed, 2 fumble recoveries

Notes: The longtime Browns starter earned a Pro Bowl berth in his first season in

RB Rashad Jennings
2016 team: New York Giants
Age: 31
2016 Stats: 181 rushing attempts for 593 yards and 3 touchdowns, 35 receptions for 201 yards and a touchdown

Notes: Jennings led the Giants in rushing the last two seasons, but New York decided to get younger at the running back position heading into 2017.

RB Rashad Jennings
2016 team: New York Giants
Age: 31
2016 Stats: 181 rushing attempts for 593 yards and 3 touchdowns, 35 receptions for 201 yards and a touchdown

Notes: Jennings led the Giants in rushing the last

QB Josh McCown
2016 team: Cleveland Browns
Age: 37
2016 Stats: 90 of 165 passing for 1,100 yards, 6 touchdowns, 6 interceptions

Notes: Injuries limited McCown to just 13 games in two seasons with Cleveland, but he'll likely be a sought-after commodity as a veteran backup.

QB Josh McCown
2016 team: Cleveland Browns
Age: 37
2016 Stats: 90 of 165 passing for 1,100 yards, 6 touchdowns, 6 interceptions

Notes: Injuries limited McCown to just 13 games in two seasons with Cleveland, but

CB Leodis McKelvin
2016 team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age: 31
2016 Stats: 43 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 16 passes defensed

Notes: The No. 11 overall pick of the Bills in the 2008 draft, McKelvin lasted just one season in Philly after signing a two-year deal last offseason.

CB Leodis McKelvin
2016 team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age: 31
2016 Stats: 43 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 16 passes defensed

Notes: The No. 11 overall pick of the Bills in the 2008 draft, McKelvin lasted just one

DL Jared Odrick
2016 team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age: 29
2016 Stats: 12 total tackles, sack, pass defensed, forced fumble

Notes: The former first-round pick played in just six games last season due to an elbow injury. Still on the right side of 30, he could find a home as a rotational player.

DL Jared Odrick
2016 team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age: 29
2016 Stats: 12 total tackles, sack, pass defensed, forced fumble

Notes: The former first-round pick played in just six games last season due to an elbow

DT Paul Soliai
2016 team: Carolina Panthers
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 8 total tackles, fumble recovery

Notes: Soliai only played in 10 games with Carolina after signing a two-year deal with the Panthers last offseason.

DT Paul Soliai
2016 team: Carolina Panthers
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 8 total tackles, fumble recovery

Notes: Soliai only played in 10 games with Carolina after signing a two-year deal with the Panthers last offseason.

CB Sam Shields
2016 team: Green Bay Packers
Age: 29
2016 Stats: 3 total tackles

Notes: Shields, a Pro Bowler in 2014, played in just one game last year after suffering a concussion in Green Bay's season opener.

CB Sam Shields
2016 team: Green Bay Packers
Age: 29
2016 Stats: 3 total tackles

Notes: Shields, a Pro Bowler in 2014, played in just one game last year after suffering a concussion in Green Bay's season opener.

RB James Starks
2016 team: Green Bay Packers
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 63 rushing attempts for 145 yards, 19 receptions for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns

Notes: A concussion suffered in a car accident knocked out Starks for the Packers' final six games of the 2016 season, including their playoff run.

RB James Starks
2016 team: Green Bay Packers
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 63 rushing attempts for 145 yards, 19 receptions for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns

Notes: A concussion suffered in a car accident knocked out Starks for

FB Mike Tolbert
2016 team: Carolina Panthers
Age: 31
2016 Stats: 35 rushing attempts for 114 yards, 10 receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown

Notes: A Pro Bowler in three of the last four seasons a first-team All-Pro in 2013 and 2015, Tolbert should land on his feet.

FB Mike Tolbert
2016 team: Carolina Panthers
Age: 31
2016 Stats: 35 rushing attempts for 114 yards, 10 receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown

Notes: A Pro Bowler in three of the last four seasons a first-team

CB Alterraun Verner
2016 team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age: 28
2016 Stats: 12 total tackles, interception, 7 passes defensed

Notes: After signing a four-year, $25.5 million deal in Tampa ahead of the 2014 season, Verner didn't resemble the player who earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2013 with Tennessee.

CB Alterraun Verner
2016 team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age: 28
2016 Stats: 12 total tackles, interception, 7 passes defensed

Notes: After signing a four-year, $25.5 million deal in Tampa ahead of the 2014 season,

DE Mario Williams
2016 team: Miami Dolphins
Age: 32
2016 Stats: 13 total tackles (4 for loss), 1.5 sacks, 5 quarterback hits, pass defensed

Notes: The former All-Pro was incredibly unproductive in his first and only season in Miami, and there will be questions about how much he has left in the tank.

DE Mario Williams
2016 team: Miami Dolphins
Age: 32
2016 Stats: 13 total tackles (4 for loss), 1.5 sacks, 5 quarterback hits, pass defensed

Notes: The former All-Pro was incredibly unproductive in his first and

CB Tramon Williams
2016 team: Cleveland Browns
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 36 total tackles, interception, 5 passes defensed, fumble recovery

Notes: Williams made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Packers in 2010, but was released entering the final season of a three-year, $21 million free-agent contract.

CB Tramon Williams
2016 team: Cleveland Browns
Age: 33
2016 Stats: 36 total tackles, interception, 5 passes defensed, fumble recovery

Notes: Williams made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Packers in 2010, but was

When Breno Giacomini started 33 games for the Seattle Seahawks from 2011 to 2013, he was thought of as perhaps the offensive line's weakest link and eminently replaceable.

That hasn't turned out to be the case.

Since he signed with the New York Jets ahead of the 2014 season, the Seahawks have been trying to find some consistency at Giacomini's vacated right tackle position. Justin Britt started 16 games there after his selection in the second round of the 2014 draft, but coaches decided he'd be a better fit inside and moved him to guard the following year before eventually finding him a long-term home at center this past season.

The right tackle spot was filled the past two years by former undrafted free agent Garry Gilliam, who has the requisite athleticism for the position, but not the physicality or nastiness the team would like to see there.

Giacomini, despite his limitations, has physicality and nastiness in spades, and his Friday release -- which came after he played in just five games in 2016 due to recurring back injuries -- has already led to some speculation that he could return to Seattle for a second go-round.

Perhaps that kind of theorizing is simply in the air after the Denver Broncos reportedly told former Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung they were not picking up his four-year contract option, thereby making him an unrestricted free agent on March 9.

SeattlePI.com sports writer Stephen Cohen talks about Seattle sports over a sandwich at Mean Sandwich in Ballard.

Neither Okung nor Giacomini would be a long-term solution at positions that are begging for one, but both could be kind of transitional pieces that provide some short-term security while the Seahawks attempt to find their bookends of the future.

The 31-year-old Giacomini recently underwent back surgery but told reporters he expected to be ready by the time training camp starts. He would likely come cheap on a short-term deal, making him potentially a better fallback option than Bradley Sowell, whom the team signed to a one-year deal ahead of last season.

Visit seattlepi.com for more Seattle Seahawks news. Contact sports reporter Stephen Cohen at stephencohen@seattlepi.com or @scohenPI.

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