When New York Giants running back Andre Brown initially got injured in Thursday night's preseason finale against the New England Patriots, the reports were that he had suffered a broken leg and may miss the entire 2013 season.
After that report, fans and pundits began discussing names as who could potentially replace Brown if he had went down for the season. Two names seemed to come up the most amongst most fans: former Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner and former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs — the name that was the most discussed since Thursday.
Jacobs spent the first seven years of his career with the Giants but left as a free agent after the 2011 season to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, but didn't play much with them in 2012; competing in just two games and had five carries for seven yards before being waived by the team in December.
The 31-year-old running back has stated how he would re-sign with the Giants if they came calling and would even take a veteran minimum deal if they wanted him, but as Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record tweeted on Friday night, the Giants have yet to put in a phone call regarding Jacobs.
"I'm told [Giants] have not placed a phone call to Brandon Jacobs yet today. Echoing what others have reported, reunion seems unlikely at moment," he tweeted.
The reason why the Giants may not be interested in Jacobs right now is due to the fact that Brown will only be out 4-6 weeks with a small crack in his left leg; the same leg he broke back in November against the Green Bay Packers, which landed him on season-ending injured reserve.
If Brown had landed on IR for the second year in a row, you may have seen the Giants putting in the call to Jacobs, but since Brown might be able to return in the season, the Giants might be able to get away with using someone like Da'Rel Scott, Ryan Torain or Michael Cox in Brown's spot to compliment David Wilson in the other running back spot.
If, however, Brown suffers any setbacks during his rehab from the leg injury, then you might see the Giants interest in Jacobs heat up, who has reportedly stayed in football shape and practically has fresh legs from not playing that much in 2012. For the time being, it looks like the Giants and Jacobs may not be reuniting in 2013, at least, not at the current moment.
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