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Friday
Jan032014

Running Back Brandon Jacobs Retires from the NFL

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After nine NFL seasons, running back Brandon Jacobs has decided to retire from the game of football.

"The New York Giants are a great organization and I'm proud to have been part of it for so long," Jacobs said in a statement. "I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come."

A fourth-round pick by the New York Giants back in 2005, Jacobs was a key member of both of the team's Super Bowl championship runs.

Jacobs spent eight of his nine seasons with the Giants, the other being a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers. His best season came back in 2008 when he rushed for 1,089 yards and scored 15 touchdowns.

The Giants signed Jacobs during the 2013 season because the team was in desperate need of a veteran back.

In his final season, Jacobs ran for 238 yards and scored four touchdowns.

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Friday
Oct112013

Bears Drop Giants to 0-6 with 27-21 Victory

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) --  Jay Cutler made sure his team would not be losers of three-straight games.

Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall, leading the Chicago Bears to a 27-21 victory over the winless New York Giants on Thursday night.

The Bears intercepted Eli Manning three times, bringing his NFL-leading total to 15 on the season.  Tim Jennings had two of the three picks, returning one for a touchdown in the first quarter.

"We see things each and every week that tell us we cannot just be good, we can be very good," Bears coach Marc Trestman said. "But we also know there's a lot of work ahead."

Brandon Jacobs was the lone bright spot for the Giants in his first start of the year.  He rushed 22 times for 106 yards and two scores, but that alone will not be able to wash the bad taste out of the mouths of the team's players and coaches.

"We're all sick of it," coach Tom Coughlin said. "We're all sick of losing, but we put ourselves in this position. There is only one way to get out of it."

The Giants dropped to 0-6 for the first time since 1976.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

Giants Running Back David Wilson Out for Thursday's Game Versus Bears

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Running back David Wilson will not play for the New York Giants Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced Tuesday.

Wilson left last weekend's game against the Eagles when he injured his neck.

With Wilson out, the Giants waived defensive end Justin Trattou and re-signed running back Da'Rel Scott, who was waived last week. Scott joins Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox as the only running backs on the Giants roster.

Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride says Jacbos will start Thursday night against the Bears.

"It'll be a challenge," Gilbride said. "It's a challenge if you had everybody, because they're such a talented defense. They're powerful and strong It's going to be difficult, but we'll see what happens."

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin called Wilson "week to week."

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Wednesday
Sep112013

Brandon Jacobs Back with the Giants

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal Tuesday, according to ESPN.

After second-year running back David Wilson fumbled twice in the team's loss to the Cowboys Sunday, the Giants decided to look to build depth at the position. After several backs worked out for the team, the Giants decided to bring back Brandon Jacobs.

"Whatever they need me to do," Jacobs said in a statement. "Whatever role they want me to play, I'll come in and do it. I know the offense. I know they've made some tweaks here and there, and I'll do whatever I have to do....The Giants have given me a great opportunity. This is where I wanted to be. These are the coaches I want to play for and I wanted to come back with my teammates. This is the place I love most."

Jacobs played with the Giants for first seven years of his career. He was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams and rushed for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

49ers Ban Brandon Jacobs for Final Three Games

Al Bello/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- After a series of posts on social media sites complaining about playing time, the San Francisco 49ers have suspended running back Brandon Jacobs for the final three games of the regular season.

A former featured back with the New York Giants, Jacobs has been used sparingly this season for the first place 49ers. Recently, Jacobs posted a series of pictures of himself playing for the Giants as well as his two Super Bowl rings he won while with the team.

"I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put pics up of anything that say niners," Jacobs said in an Instagram post on Saturday. "This is by far the worst year I ever had, I'll tell you like I told plenty others."

That apparently was the latest straw for the 49ers, and the team had had enough. Jacobs had been dealing with a left knee injury but even after coming back healthy, he's had trouble getting onto the field.

Jacobs is the Giants fourth-leading rusher in franchise history. Up until this season, Jacobs never had fewer than 38 carries (which came in his rookie year) but this season, Jacobs has merely five carries for seven yards. Last season, Jacobs had 152 carries for 571 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Brandon Jacobs Signs With the 49ers

Al Bello/Gett​y Images(NEW YORK) -- The old saying goes "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Still, former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is doing the opposite as he agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

Jacobs' Giants team beat the 49ers in this past season's NFC Championship game, but after he was unable to rework his contract with the Giants, Jacobs decided he'd rather play for the 49ers. Jacobs is the second former Giant to sign with the 49ers, the team signed wide receiver Mario Maningham earlier in the offseason.

This past season in a reserve role, Jacobs ran for 571 yards on 152 carries while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground for the Super Bowl champs.

Jacobs, who spent his first seven seasons with the Giants, will join a crowded 49ers backfield along with Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Even though the 49ers struggled with passing the ball in 2011, they had almost no problem running the ball.

The 49ers ranked 29th in the NFL in passing yards per game, but ranked eighth in rushing yards per game.

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Friday
Mar092012

Giants Release Jacobs

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants released running back Brandon Jacobs on Friday. The team wanted Jacobs to restructure his contract, but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement.

Jacobs was due a $500,000 roster bonus in March and was due $4.4 million this season.

"It's been a great ride," Jacobs said in a statement. "It's a great organization, a standup organization. I had fun. Won two Super Bowls here. I accomplished a lot in my career as a professional athlete here. That's it. It's been a good ride. Time to move on."

The 29-year-old Jacobs spent has spent his entire seven year career with the Giants.

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Thursday
Feb092012

Brandon Jacobs Apologizes For Comments About Gisele Bundchen

Al Bello/Gett​y Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though his team just won the Super Bowl, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs found himself in hot water after a remark he made about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's wife, super model Gisele Bundchen.

After the Super Bowl, Bundchen was caught on camera critsizing the Patriots wide receivers for dropping numerous passes. Jacobs said Bundchen should "stay cute and shut up." Jacobs realized his comments were out of line.

"Given the fact that it's a colleague of mine's wife, I do apologize for saying that, because I shouldn't have said that," Jacobs said. "It's his wife and I should respect that just as much as anyone else."

Jacobs went onto say he was not out of bounds by calling Bundchen cute.

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Wednesday
Feb012012

Jacobs: Plaxico Wanted to Be Signed with Giants, Not Jets

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- For what was a pretty quiet media day in Indianapolis on Tuesday, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs added some fuel to the fire with their MetLife Stadium foes the New York Jets.

Jacobs who is a close friend of Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress told the media that Burress never wanted to sign on with the Jets before the season.

"Oh, no question, I know he did. I know he wanted to come to the Giants. We just didn't think it was going to be able to be done financially," said Jacobs when asked if Burress wanted to return to Big Blue. "But he may be (back) next year, who knows?"

Burress signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Jets last season. The Giants, whom Burress revisited before signing with the Jets, offered an incentive laden contract with only $1 million guaranteed.

Burress had an impressive return after returning from his jail sentence on gun charges, with 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011.

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