The New York Jets have been without right tackle Breno Giacomini all season, but the team activated him from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Saturday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. The Jets also waived wide receiver Jeremy Butler.
The veteran right tackle hasn’t played in live action thus far in 2016 after undergoing back surgery during the offseason. Giacomini, along with wide receiver Devin Smith, who is recovering from a torn ACL, had to miss the first six weeks due to PUP rules.
When the Jets take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon, starting left tackle Ryan Clady is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury and will be a game-time decision. Fellow offensive lineman Ben Ijalana, who typically plays on the right side, would fill in for Clady with Brent Qvale taking over on the right side. However, Qvale is doubtful, which puts Giacomini’s status for Sunday as a question mark.
“Right now, we’re discussing bringing Breno up,” head coach Todd Bowles told NJ.com. “But we haven’t made a decision on it. We’ve got to wait and see how Clady is feeling.”
The Jets’ line is currently in flux at an inopportune time as the offense has recently shuffled quarterbacks. Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched in favor of Geno Smith, but those plans were marred once Smith was injured during Week 7’s game versus the Baltimore Ravens.
The Jets ended a four-game skid with a win over Baltimore but still enter Week 8 with the worst record in the AFC East at 2-5. They will now look to keep the 0-7 Browns out of the win column on Sunday.