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Giacomini signs with the Jets, Clemons heads to Jacksonville

Giacomini signs with the Jets, Clemons heads to Jacksonville

Seattle Seahawks' Breno Giacomini (68) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

Jets agree with T Giacomini

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Seattle Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini, quickly finding a replacement for Austin Howard.

The Jets also re-signed backup defensive lineman Leger Douzable to a one-year deal Wednesday.

Giacomini missed seven games with a knee injury last season for Seattle, but was back in time for the Seahawks’ run to their Super Bowl title against Denver. The 6-foot-7, 318-pound Giacomini will replace Howard, who signed with Oakland as a free agent after starting every game the last two seasons. Giacomini was a fifth-round pick in 2008 of Green Bay, where he spent three seasons before spending the last three with Seattle.

Douzable signed with New York as a free agent last offseason and had 20 tackles and a career-high 1½ sacks.

Jaguars agree to contracts with Clemons, Hood
MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are continuing to revamp their defensive line by agreeing to terms with free agents Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood.

Seattle released Clemons in a cost-cutting move Wednesday. His cross-country trek to Jacksonville reunites him with former Seahawks defensive coordinator and current Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley.

The 32-year-old Clemons is expected to sign a four-year deal following a physical Thursday. The 27-year-old Hood, who spent the last five years in Pittsburgh, also will sign Thursday.

After failing to find success in Oakland and Philadelphia, Clemons thrived in Seattle under Bradley. He was the team’s top pass rusher from 2010 to 2012, recording 33½ sacks and getting at least 11 each year.

Jacksonville signed former Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant last week.

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