The New York Giants were in need of a veteran running back who could pass protect and now they have one. A little over a year after being released and signing with the San Francisco 49ers, Brandon Jacobs will be reunited with Big Blue.
Following what was deemed a "good workout" on Tuesday afternoon, coupled with a passed physical, the Giants opted to bring back their old friend who was originally drafted by the team in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Along with Jacobs, the team also worked out former Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee and former New England Patriots running back George Winn.
Despite previous media reports, former New York Jets running back Joe McKnight did not workout for Big Blue.
While appearing on WFAN Tuesday morning, safety Antrel Rolle discussed what it would be like to have Jacobs back on the team.
“Brandon was a great Giant,” Rolle said. “I’d like to have him back but it’s not my call. I think he would bring balance to the run and the pass.”
The decision to sign Jacobs (one-year deal) was likely made not solely based on what he'd bring to the field, but his veteran leadership presence in the locker-room and what it would mean to David Wilson from a mentoring perspective.
It remains to be seen what number Jacobs will wear, but you have to assume he'll make a deal with safety Stevie Brown (Injured Reserve) to get No. 27 back. Or, perhaps, he could honor his good friend Ahmad Bradshaw by wearing No. 44.
The Giants have released wide receiver Ramses Barden off of Injured Reserve (IR) with an injury settlement. The team also released wide receiver Marcus Harris from the Practice Squad and will likely re-sign defensive end Adewale Ojomo (who was released yesterday and is expected to clear wavers) to fill his place.
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