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Brandon Jacobs Meets with New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin

March 13th, 2012 at 6:02 PM
By Sean Carroll

With the NFL free agency officially underway, moves and rumors are surfacing all over the football community. One interesting tidbit, as reported by Aditi Kinkhabwala (of the Wall St. Journal) via her Twitter account, is that former New York Giants running back, Brandon Jacobs, met with Tom Coughlin today.

"Source tells me Brandon Jacobs went to NYG HQ tooday to see Coughlin. Said not going to rush decision and was mellow. Reunion possible?" Kinkhabwala tweeted.

Now no conclusions should be assumed here, however, there are a few factors that may point to a Jacobs return. The first is that the Green Bay Packers seem to have a distinct lead in the Mike Tolbert sweepstakes. Tolbert recently shared that he would see himself as a good fit for the Giants, but if the Packers snatch him up, the Giants would be looking at much thinner running back options.

The other factor is that, once he was released, Jacobs started talking up his interest in playing for the New York Jets. Thus far, there has not been any indication from the Rex Ryan camp that the Jets would like to have Jacobs (not to mention that Jacobs called Rex Ryan "fat boy" this past season). Putting two and two together, with Jacobs visiting Coughlin today, it may be that Jacobs simply wants to stay local and not uproot his life and family.

Either way, if Jacobs can return to the Giants for a salary he's comfortable with, the Giants offense would be relatively intact from last year. While the running game was not the prettiest part of Big Blue last season, Ahmad Bradshaw and Jacobs did come to life in the post-season, giving Eli Manning some breathing room.

And on top of it all, there cannot be a single Giants fan out there that wouldn't like seeing big Brandon Jacobs back in blue next season.

UPDATE: Justin Tuck says there's "still a chance" BJac returns to the G-Men.

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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Eli Manning, Football, Green Bay Packers, Mike Tolbert, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Rex Ryan, Tom Coughlin

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73 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs Meets with New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin”

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  1.  BigBlueGiants says:

    Im baffled at the Garcon deal.

    How does Mario Manningham look at that and not FIRE Drew Rosenhaus right away for not calling The Redskins.

    •  Krow says:

      Drew will make the best deal possible … for Drew. Mario is a secondary concern.

      •  BigBlueGiants says:

        Well then drew should have contacted them, because the skins would have given him a great deal.!

      •  wlubake says:

        Apparently he’s drawing less interest than Jackson, Garcon, Meachem and Robinson.

        Good news if we want to resign him.

        •  Krow says:

          The market is flooded … and I think he’s viewed as maybe a good #2. Not a #1. Also the Superbowl glow is fading with time. There may be some light at the end of this tunnel. But I still think it’s long odds … just better.

      • Drew RigsbeeGMenBeast23 says:

        Never been a truer statement than this…look at AB last year as an example of this.

  2.  BigBlueGiants says:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/13/redskins-talking-to-receiver-eddie-royal-too/

    how do these guys do it?

    they just got docked 18 mill from the league, signed Garcon to an absurd contract, Signed Carkiker, Morgan and now about to sign Eddie Royal?

    I mean dont get me wrong, that will give them 5 WR with no height and all speed. But still…

    •  TroyThorne says:

      Like I (and Dan and others) have said, there are ways to manipulate the cap and free up money. Nothing is what it seems in free agency.

  3.  TuckThis says:

    I don’t think that $18M hit is a sure thing. I thought I heard that the Cowboys and Redskins intend to fight it. The guy from the NFL network said there was a good chance the penalties would not stand. I don’t have a clue, just repeating what I heard.

  4.  wlubake says:

    Giants 101?@Giants_101

    MT @clarencehilljr M. Bennett doesnt plan to leave NY without a contract or Gmen wont let him leave without one. He flying on a 1 way ticket
    ———————————————-
    Most likely that he’ll head to the next suitor (BAL?) if he doesn’t get a contract in New York. Just doesn’t know where his next destination is (home or another team).

  5. Matthew Kiernankujo says:

    At work so it’s hard to keep up with the rapid fire updates. But I’d love Bennett to be a Giant. And it looks like we solidified our corner spot for the next few seasons with Witherspoon, Coe, Tryon and Thomas.

  6.  Dirt says:

    You turkeys kill me. Yeah, the Redskins front office has never heard of Mario Manningham and generally sign guys at the recommendation of an agent, like it’s a house hunt. To say Rosenhaus got the Redskins to sign Garcon over Manningham is patently absurd.

    Rosenhaus, like every agent certified by the NFLPA, makes no more than 3% of any deal he negotiates. He makes money when players makes money, not when they get cut.

    •  Dirt says:

      Now if you want to talk about the shadiness involved in Garcon tweeting his signing intention a mere 60 minutes after teams were able to commence negotiations, then you’ll have a topic worth conversation.

    •  Krow says:

      Agents are like lobbyists. They use their connections and influence to make money in a wide variety of ways. That’s how the world works.

  7.  jfunk says:

    Would be so thrilled to get Bennett. IMO, he is SIGNIFICANTLY better than Carlson.

  8.  TuckThis says:

    And I bet Jacobs’ agent told him that no one is beating down his door.

  9.  jfunk says:

    lol @ Ross Tucker:

    “I’d like to announce I am coming out of retirement to play WR. I’m ready to be a Redskin!”

  10.  jfunk says:

    Reports are that Jacobs visit is purely social and he intends to test the waters. He has said he would not rule out coming back if nobody offers him more though.

    Bucs looking at Carr? These guys are just trying to get every ex-Giant they can get their hands on, huh?

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