Packers may deal backup tackle Giacomini : Packers Insider

Packers may deal backup tackle Giacomini

September 2, 2010 by  
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Sept 2, 2010 ~ by Robert McGinn

~The Green Bay Packers traded one former tight end turned tackle at the final cut last year and probably will have chances to deal another Saturday.

A source said several teams are interested in tackle Breno Giacomini, one of four veteran offensive linemen the Packers might be considering releasing on the roster reduction.

All teams must reach the 53-man limit by 3 p.m. Saturday. The Packers have 75 players on the roster. 

The Packers probably couldn't expect anything more than a seventh-round draft pick or backup player in return for Giacomini.

 Giacomini, a fifth-round draft choice in 2008, played tight end early in his career at Louisville just as Tony Moll, a fifth-round pick in 2006, did at Nevada. The Packers shipped Moll to Baltimore Sept. 5 for safety Derrick Martin.

“We don’t even joke around about that stuff,” center Jason Spitz said. “Obviously, we all want to be here. We’re all working toward that. But it won’t work out that way.”

Giacomini has prototypical size and temperament for right tackle, won’t turn 25 until Sept. 27 and has two minimum-salary years remaining on his contract. Those factors make him attractive to some of the teams looking for a tackle.

The Packers probably couldn’t expect anything more than a seventh-round draft pick or backup player in return for Giacomini. But at least the Packers would get something for him if they decide rookie Marshall Newhouse would be a better bet as the last tackle.¬† Rest of story here

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