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San Francisco 49ers Done with Former New York Giants Running Back Brandon Jacobs

December 10th, 2012 at 5:11 PM
By Simon Garron-Caine

Brandon Jacobs may be headed for a reunion with the New York Giants, as Kyle Bonagura of CBSsports.com reports that Brandon Jacobs is no longer a member of the San Francisco 49ers. We've not yet heard that they've officially released him, but he has cleaned out his locker and the team is "moving on without him."

'Brandon Jacobs' photo (c) 2012, Zennie Abraham - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

It's been a long season of discord between Jacobs and his new employer, after injuries limited the big guy and playing time never materialized. Jacobs complained about playing time as recently as a few days ago and created a mini-stir when he posted a photo of him winning the Super Bowl with the Giants on Instagram.

There's no smoke between the Giants and the player yet (Bonagura's original tweet was only half an hour ago) but you better believe big puffs of smoke are coming, whether there's fire behind it or not.

For one, the Giants are thin at the running back position: Ahmad Bradshaw is having an MRI and other tests on his knee, David Wilson has all of 41 NFL rushing attempts, and Kregg Lumpkin and Ryan Torain have been on the roster for less than a month — combined.

Jacobs would have little, if any, learning curve with the offense. And given his lack of playing time this year, you'd think there'd be something in the tank…not to mention a healthy dose of that famous Jacobs anger that always fueled his best running.

The Giants could use him and after his partial-season in San Fran you'd think he wouldn't mind coming home. Whether it happens is up to Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin, who you can bet top dollar will be asked about #27 tomorrow.

We're just giving you a head start on the topic. Stay tuned…

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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, CBS, David Wilson, Football, Jerry Reese, Kregg Lumpkin, New York, New York Giants, NFL, San Francisco, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl, Tom Coughlin

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12 Responses to “San Francisco 49ers Done with Former New York Giants Running Back Brandon Jacobs”

  1.  Levito says:

    Jacobs was suspended by the team, not cut:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/10/rather-than-cut-him-49ers-suspend-brandon-jacobs/

    Not sure how that’ll work out if he fights it, but it’s the smart move by Harbaugh. He doesn’t want Jacobs to end up on an NFC playoff team that he has to face later.

  2.  TuckThis says:

    Send back Manningham!

  3.  BigBlueGiant says:

    This report is incorrect. He was supended not waived.

    They dont want us picking him up and running him down their throats in the playoffs. LOL!

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    If SF cuts him Jim’s ego got the best of him. That would be a stupid move.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    Harbaugh really is a huge bully and a terrible guy. But he can coach, and he’s no dummy. No way they were going to allow BJ to get to the Giants so easily. And in any case, he would have had to clear waivers and plenty of other teams would have thought about claiming him just to keep him from getting to the Giants even if they didn’t need him and had every intention of dumping him at season’s end.

    I hope BJ knows how badly his agent advised him and never forgets it. Sometimes those few extra dollars aren’t worth it.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    So Shanahan says RGIII only has a mild sprain and may play on Sunday. Smoke screen that forces their opponent to prepare for two QBs or the truth?

    •  Valid says:

      Probably the truth given the stakes of the game, but even if Griffin does indeed play, he will not be nearly as effective as usual.

      •  clever username says:

        i hope he does play. he won’t be 100%, and every time he plants to throw he will be shortening his career.
        and can we please talk about how much the media is on the c0(k of this pistol offense as if they’ll be running it for the next 10 years? how well did that work for the wildcat? how about Cam Newton in Carolina? it’s a gimmick, and all it will take is 1 coach stopping it 1 time, and the copy cat league will follow and the pistol will be done. kind of like how we gave the NFL the blueprint of how to stop Vick, someone will show everyone else how to stop RGIII.

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