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Giants open to bringing Jacobs back, haven’t discussed Plaxico

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In 2007, when the Giants won the Super Bowl, Brandon Jacobs was their leading rusher and Plaxico Burress was their leading receiver. Both men are now free agents, and the Giants don’t seem particularly eager to bring back either one of them — but Jacobs appears more likely than Burress to be a Giant in 2012.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin was asked about both Jacobs and Burress at the league meeting today, and Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that Coughlin said he’s open to the idea of Jacobs returning, but nothing is imminent. As for Burress, Coughlin doesn’t sound like he’s given a return any thought.

“Never say never, but it has not been discussed,” Coughlin said of signing Burress.

Jacobs was released by the Giants this month when a new contract couldn’t be worked out. He may be more likely to agree to what the Giants were offering now that he has seen how bad the market is for free agent running backs this year.

Burress was reportedly in contact with the Eagles, but he hasn’t seemed to draw much interest in free agency this year. Last year he played in all 16 games for the Jets but didn’t look like the same player he had been before shooting himself in the leg and serving a prison sentence; Burress caught just 45 passes for 612 yards, making it the first time since his rookie year that he averaged less than three catches and 40 yards a game.

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26 Responses to “Giants open to bringing Jacobs back, haven’t discussed Plaxico”
  1. neilanblomi says: Mar 28, 2012 10:43 AM

    Sanchise was more of a problem in Plax’s output then anything else. He was/still would be a major addiction to any teams redzone offense.

  2. ishallcomment says: Mar 28, 2012 10:48 AM

    I just don’t even try to match my socks anymore… I’m the only one who sees them anyway!

  3. descendency says: Mar 28, 2012 10:49 AM

    What about Bringing Tiki back?

    /s

  4. sledgehorn says: Mar 28, 2012 10:53 AM

    “…but didn’t look like the same player he had been before shooting himself in the leg and serving a prison sentence”

    If you didn’t know any better it would just seem like shooting himself in the leg was just a figure of speech and not literally what happened.

  5. trueski21 says: Mar 28, 2012 10:56 AM

    Jacobs for the right price. Plax can go shoot himself in the leg again.

  6. mybrunoblog says: Mar 28, 2012 11:07 AM

    As a Giants fan I would still welcome Jacobs back.
    As for Plaxico let just say Tiki and I would both be flabbergasted if the Giants even considered his return.

  7. jbl429 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:10 AM

    What could Burress do in the Giants offense besides annoy Eli? Nicks and Cruz are better than Plax at this point in Plax’s career. That and the Giants will fill the slot receiver either with their WR draft pick from last year (Jernigan) or with a pick somewhere in the middle of this year’s draft.

  8. cowboyhater says: Mar 28, 2012 11:12 AM

    The owner is a pu**y bi*ch. Can’t stand his sorry a**. I got a cheer for you Mara: Yes, yes, yes we do, we have “spirit” how ’bout you?!! Karma is a bi*ch, and I hope it comes 2 fold to your organization.

    Sincerely,
    Redskins Fan

  9. njkid says: Mar 28, 2012 11:12 AM

    Bring him back for the Giants price tag, i like Jacobs.

  10. Angry Orange Man says: Mar 28, 2012 11:14 AM

    I would take either one as long as it were for the veteran minimum. Neither one has shown they are worth more than that for quite some time.

  11. seanmmartin says: Mar 28, 2012 11:21 AM

    But does Jacobs want to go back to NYG?

    He wants to be a starter. Someone would pick him up… Cleveland?

  12. cooklynn17 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:21 AM

    The formula worked for two Super Bowl wins, so why not three? Big mouth, but when he is determined he runs with plenty of power.

    All in…

  13. buchopeful says: Mar 28, 2012 11:24 AM

    Too late Bro, he just signed with SanFran….sheeesh

  14. jwcarlson says: Mar 28, 2012 11:24 AM

    45-for-612 from Sanchez is 72-for-1040 from any real QB.

  15. portlax12 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:30 AM

    Jacobs just signed with the niners so i guess not.

  16. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Mar 28, 2012 11:31 AM

    hahaha NY vagiants….

    49ers get him

    harbaugh & baalke = ninjas

    Adam Schefter ‏ @AdamSchefter

    San Francisco 49ers reached agreement with former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.

  17. ninerdynasty says: Mar 28, 2012 11:34 AM

    niners signed Jacobs! damn.. wtf!?!?

  18. kleppnasty says: Mar 28, 2012 11:34 AM

    Gonna be tough for him since he’s now a 9er

  19. hmax13 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:34 AM

    Plax did have 8 TDs last season and proved himself to still be a red zone threat. His size makes it worth it to have him in those “jump-ball” situations in the corner of the endzone.

    If they can afford to, sign em both… Giants deal well with crappy attitudes anyways…

  20. catfish252 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:36 AM

    Bring Brandon back please

  21. jagernation says: Mar 28, 2012 11:38 AM

    since jacobs signed with the 49ers today, this won’t happen

  22. jfrogo says: Mar 28, 2012 11:40 AM

    Jacobs just signed with Niners. If you can’t beat ‘em, ……..

  23. cooklynn17 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:40 AM

    Well, that ship has sailed…the 49ers just signed him. Bring on the draft…

    All in…

  24. deadmanwalking47 says: Mar 28, 2012 11:41 AM

    jacobs just signed with the 49ers,so he ain’t coming back to new york!

  25. nineroutsider says: Mar 28, 2012 11:55 AM

    cowboyhater says: Mar 28, 2012 11:12 AM

    The owner is a pu**y bi*ch. Can’t stand his sorry a**. I got a cheer for you Mara: Yes, yes, yes we do, we have “spirit” how ’bout you?!! Karma is a bi*ch, and I hope it comes 2 fold to your organization.

    Sincerely,
    Redskins Fan
    —————————————————
    That is the lamest attempt at a slam I’ve ever read. Are you serious bro? Giants fans should be killing you for this!

    Glad the league smacked those cheating owners down…the league is the ultimate boys club and your beloved owner + Jerrah dogged the league and essentially tried to cheat. Like you said, Karma is a…

  26. tainttickler says: Mar 28, 2012 2:12 PM

    Funny Skins fans talk smack after seeing their owner pay so much for Garçon and give away way to much draft picks.. That’s why they will never make a run anytime soon..

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