The New York Giants made what we already knew official, announcing the signing of running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal.
“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 said via Giants.com
Asked what his role will be for Big Blue here in 2013, Jacobs said exactly what you'd expect him to say: "Whatever they need."
"Whatever role they want me to play, I’ll come in and do it," he added. "I know the offense. I know they’ve made some tweaks here and there, and I’ll do whatever I have to do. I look forward to teaming up with David and Cox and Da’Rel and Dre (Andre Brown) whenever he gets back and try to make everybody around us better. We want to be the group that leads the team to victory."
As far as what number he wears, Jacobs notes that he'll be reaching out to safety Stevie Brown, who is currently on Injured Reserve (IR) after tearing his ACL, to see what it will take to get No. 27 back. In the interim, he will wear No. 34 — Derrick Ward's old number.
And, finally, the bruising back said if the Giants need him on Sunday, he's ready for action.
“I’m ready to go,” Jacobs said. “If I need to go Sunday, I can go Sunday. There’s no issue. I’ll be really excited."
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