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Brandon Jacobs open to staying with Giants for less money

Brandon Jacobs, Rocky McIntosh AP

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs appears willing to take a pay cut and stay with the Giants, who would spend some of the savings on a deal to retain free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that Jacobs is open to the possibility of restructuring his contract, which is set to pay him a $4.65 million base salary this season. That would help the Giants stay under the salary cap and still get a deal done with Bradshaw.

Jacobs said in March that he would be willing to take a pay cut as long as it’s “fair.” It appears that the Giants are getting closer to an offer that would satisfy Jacobs and free up some cap space for Bradshaw.

Last season Bradshaw started 11 games and finished the year with 276 carries for 1,235 yards. Jacobs started five games and had 147 carries for 823 yards.

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17 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs open to staying with Giants for less money”
  1. DonRSD says: Jul 27, 2011 11:11 AM

    yes…….was hoping for this all along.
    hopefully Bradshaw gets signed.
    within a season or 2, Nicks & Bradshaw are listed top 3 in each of their respective positions :)

    GO BIG BLUE!!!!
    hate away you pathetic Eagles fans

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 27, 2011 11:12 AM

    That would be great for the Giants. Two productive backs already versed in their system. Can’t get any better.

  3. almasnp says: Jul 27, 2011 11:14 AM

    “Fair,” in Mr.Jacob’s dictionary must have some sort of whimsical meaning to it. Just the way he has been acting on the field, making a beeline for the outside hash-marks or throwing helmets into stands, he should expect a very substantial paycut. I think that Giants fans feel that is “fair.”

  4. pnut87 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:21 AM

    Oh, good… He’s not what he used to be, and I don’t mind keeping him, but that contract was killer.

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 27, 2011 11:29 AM

    He’s the heart and soul of the entire team and a leader in the locker room – I would never want Jacobs to wear another uniform for the rest of his career.

    Same goes for Bradshaw – I hope he retires a Giant.

  6. illbillgiantz4lif says: Jul 27, 2011 11:32 AM

    Brandon Jacobs is a man’s man and he sincerely wants to end his career as a Giant. Enough will all the Reggie Bush, Ronnie Brown free agent talk. Resign Bradshaw and bring back the other piece of our 2,000 yd rushing duo!

  7. dohpey28 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:49 AM

    I think something in the 2.5 to 3 mil a year thing is fair. Jacobs & Bradshaw are a good combo, but if 1 had to go it would be Jacobs I choose to jettison.

  8. jacksaysfu says: Jul 27, 2011 11:59 AM

    We EAGLE fans don’t need to hate, when was the last time those giant girls a winning record vs Philly? Enjoy looking up at us in the standings, AGAIN! !!!

  9. kev86 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:00 PM

    Brandon is still a BEAST. Great to have in a 1-2 punch.

    You tackle him.

  10. eaglesowngiants says: Jul 27, 2011 12:10 PM

    Jacobs is terrible and so is bradshaw. I can’t wait for those two easy wins this year

  11. flavordave says: Jul 27, 2011 12:16 PM

    jacksaydfu – Im an Eagle fan too. The difference between us both is that I realize the Giants recently won a super bowl. Low key buddy, low key. Try it out and see if it fits.

  12. cleverbob says: Jul 27, 2011 12:22 PM

    He will follow the Marion Barber career trajectory – significantly reduced effectiveness this year, and cut before the start of next season.

  13. conspiracygenerator says: Jul 27, 2011 12:57 PM

    DonRSD says:
    Jul 27, 2011 11:11 AM
    yes…….was hoping for this all along.
    hopefully Bradshaw gets signed.
    within a season or 2, Nicks & Bradshaw are listed top 3 in each of their respective positions

    GO BIG BLUE!!!!
    hate away you pathetic Eagles fans
    ______________________________

    Yea, giants recently won a SB, but even more recently we served them one of the most embarrassing losses in recent memory. Why would we hate? You can have your RBs, won’t say they’re not a great tandem, because they are. But I’m more than happy w/McCoy…add Vick, DJax, Maclin and toss in Rogers-Cromartie opposite Samuel? We’ll see who’s hating on who come Eagles-Giants postgame.

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 27, 2011 12:58 PM

    A lot of folks on here must not have actaully watched the games or looked at the stats. Jacobs is much better as a role playing, pounding your defensive holes situationally and late in the game. It didn’t work as well when he was the “starter”. 5 1/2 yards per carry on 124 carries your mom would take all day.

    Marion Barber was an epic fail after he got his big contract because his style was insane at first, but you can’t do that and be around to stay healthy and collect the check when you go Rambo on every down. It’s a shame.. Who knows he may just have the incentive to go Rambo again now that he is leaving D. Sayonara.

  15. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 27, 2011 1:16 PM

    147 carries

  16. bigbluefan1 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:48 PM

    To all you egal fans
    Next time you can afford tickets to a Giants game
    Stop drinking in the parking lot with your butt ugly women and go and look at what you will never ever see in Filthydephia 3 SB Trophies

    All you folks in Philly hate Jersey but most of you clog our beaches all damn summer why not swim in the Delware River oh I forgot that is your sewer system

    Your all a bunch of low lifes I have slapped a few of you in the past and look forward to anyone of you getting in my face again

  17. cleverbob says: Jul 29, 2011 9:53 AM

    bigbluefan1 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 5:48 PM
    To all you egal fans
    Next time you can afford tickets to a Giants game
    Stop drinking in the parking lot with your butt ugly women and go and look at what you will never ever see in Filthydephia 3 SB Trophies

    All you folks in Philly hate Jersey but most of you clog our beaches all damn summer why not swim in the Delware River oh I forgot that is your sewer system

    Your all a bunch of low lifes I have slapped a few of you in the past and look forward to anyone of you getting in my face again

    ===============================

    Wow, you’re awesome. Is that you, Giovanni Ramirez?

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