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Jets Reach 53: Giacomini Goes to Reserve/PUP

Jets' Starting RT the Past 2 Seasons Will Be Sidelined for at Least the First 6 Games of 2016


The Jets have placed tackle Breno Giacomini on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform, their last transaction needed to reduce their roster to the NFL's 53-player limit by 4 p.m. today.

Giacomini (back), the Jets' starting right tackle for all 32 games the previous two seasons, had been on Active/PUP all during training camp. He will remain on Reserve/PUP for at least the first six games of the regular season.

This is the NFL's description of the rule governing Reserve/PUP players:

Beginning on the sixth calendar day prior to a club's seventh regular-season game (including any bye week) and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the 11th regular-season weekend, clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness for a period not to exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice period, or prior to 4 p.m. ET, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period, provided that no player may be activated to participate in a Week 6 game."

Prior to moving Giacomini to Reserve/PUP, the Jets had waived 16 players, waived/injured two players, and released two players. Along with Sheldon Richardson's one-game NFL suspension beginning at 4 p.m. today, the Jets are at 53 players.

Saturday's full list of Jets transactions:
Waived (16)FB Tommy Bohanon, TEs Jace Amaro, Zach Sudfeld and Wes Saxton, WRs Kenbrell Thompkins and Chandler Worthy, Gs Craig Watts and  Mike Liedtke, DT Tarow Barney and Claude Pelon, LBs Freddie Bishop and Taiwan Jones, CBs Bryson Keeton, Darryl Morris and Kevin Short, S Doug Middleton

Waived/Injured (2)CB Dee Milliner and OLB Trevor Reilly

Released (2)WR Jeremy Ross and RB Antone Smith

Reserve/PUP (1)RT Breno Giacomini

One-Game Suspension (1)DL Sheldon Richardson**


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