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Breno Giacomini Inked to a Two-Year Extension

The Seahawks have signed offensive tackle Breno Giacomini to a two-year contract extension.

Giacomini received a $1.5 million signing bonus and is scheduled to earn base salaries of $1.5 million in 2012 and $3 million in 2013. Giacomini earned $600,000 in base salary last season and was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.

A 2008 fifth-round pick out of Louisville by the Green Bay Packers, Giacomini appeared in one game for the Packers over his first two seasons in the NFL before opening the 2010 season on Green Bay’s practice squad.

The Seahawks signed Giacomini off the Packers’ practice squad last September and the 6-foot-7, 318-pound native of Malden, Massachusetts started his first NFL game at right tackle in the 2011 regular season opener. Due to an injury to first-round pick James Carpenter, Giacomini started the final seven games of the season at right tackle for the Seahawks, logging over 500 snaps at tackle, right guard and as a sixth offensive lineman in short-yardage situations.

Seattle have their starting tackles set in Russell Okung and Carpenter, but Giacomini provides valuable depth and could start if Carpenter is not fully recovered from his season-ending knee injury.

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