Jets' Giacomini still has back issue, status uncertain

BY foxsports • August 25, 2016

FLORHAM PARK. N.J. (AP) New York Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini is still dealing with a lower-back injury that could keep him out of the team's regular-season opener - and perhaps longer.

Giacomini, entering his third season with the Jets, was injured during minicamp in June and has not practiced during training camp. Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that he has ''no idea'' when Giacomini, who is on the physically unable to perform list, might be ready to play.

Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale have been splitting snaps at right tackle with the starting offense, but Bowles acknowledged that the Jets could also explore outside options.

Giacomini says he's at about ''80 percent speed'' and is progressing. He insists he will play this season, but is uncertain when he'll be completely healthy.


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