Rather than cut him, 49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs

AP

The 49ers clearly weren’t thrilled with runing back Brandon Jacobs’ griping, as was evidenced by the fact coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t talk about him earlier today.

But rather than cut him, the team has suspended him for the final three games of the regular season, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

Had the 49ers released him, which Jacobs would certainly have preferred, he would have possibly ended up with a team the 49ers have to beat at some point in the next month. This way, they simply put him in the cooler, keeping a player they weren’t using anyway from becoming (more of) a distraction.

51 responses to “Rather than cut him, 49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs

  1. As a 49ers fan I’m sad that he couldn’t keep his trap shut. We havent needed him all season and probably wont. Now he got what he was looking for. Makes for a good example of what NOT to do.

  2. I would actually like to thank Brandon though. He got Dixon who has twice the speed to get re-focused on getting himself running north south again.

  3. lumjack32 says: Dec 10, 2012 5:16 PM

    Do they need a reason to suspend (not pay) him? Why don’t the Eagles ‘suspend” Vick?

    Yes, Jacobs was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. You can’t suspend someone solely for being a turnover machine (Vick).

  4. James very first carry contributed more than Jacobs all year. Dixon’s carry too for that matter. Pretty easy decision actually

  5. It makes sense to avoid him getting picked up by an adversary. However, can he be suspended for three games for saying he hates not playing? NFLPA might come a knocking at 4949 Centennial in a few hours.

  6. Not gonna let him take the inside info to another team, smart move. Michael Robinson went to the Seahawks before the opener a few years back and it was bad news for the 49ers.

  7. Brandon Jacobs is a big mouth, underachieving, egomaniac. Is it just me or is the perfect fit for him the JETS?

  8. The 49ers clearly weren’t thrilled with runing back Brandon Jacobs‘ griping
    Clearly a runing back isn’t what the niners had in mind when they signed Jacobs to be a running back

  9. does this surprise anyone? jacobs is nothing more than a loudmouth wannabe who could never play a season worth remembering. never seen a big back dance as much as this joke

  10. No way they get away with suspending him without pay. The Eagles barely got away with suspending TO with pay under similar circumstances.

    I am curious what they will do with him if there is a deep play-off run. I think the old CBA limited the number of games a player could be suspended by the team to four.

  11. Harbaugh is an insecure man. Obnoxious and pompous.
    Jacobs gets suspended just for complaining about playing time???? That’s not right, the union will rightfully attack this and win.

  12. LMJ is the real deal…..need to get him touches and in open space! Keep in mind, he was a Heisman trophy #2 candidate and the Doak Walker recipient last year!

  13. The Niners buried Dixon on the depth chart this offseason adding Jacobs, LMJ, and Cartwright. What did Dixon do? He shut his mouth and worked his *ss off. Now he is dancing in the endzone after scoring a goal line TD that would have been for Jacobs. Way to go Jacobs. All mouth then gets knocked south.

  14. Harbaugh is full of him self out there playing god in frisco. but all these crazy moves with his players are going to come back and slap him in his face. hes NOT going to get away with turning his back on his starting QB and Smith is the best QB on that team.

  15. Whelp- I’ve read the article 10 times now and don’t see where it says he was suspended without pay.

    Where did everyone get that? They absolutely cannot suspend him without pay. He will be paid to stay away from the team just like Keyshawn Johnson was by John Gruden back in the day.

    Glad I could clear that up.

  16. While the Giants were an obvious potential destination with Brown on IR and Bradshaw banged up, remember… Jacobs wouldn’t redo his contract to help the team with cap room. Selfish then, selfish now. The Giants could have re-signed Plax too, and they chose not to. Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin seem to be the kinds of guys who won’t let you cross them twice.

  17. Just goes to prove that Brandon Jacobs is the only person who thinks he is a better football player than he really is. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Some players never learn what it means to be great. The Giants were smart to let him go. I bet he wishes that he never left NY.

  18. Good for you Harbaugh. He’s been a cancer to his team for his entire career. Don’t give him the satisfaction of signing with another team this year. Now he has something to gripe about when he is sitting at home for the rest of the year.

  19. dtob79 says: Dec 10, 2012 5:20 PM

    Godspeed, Tip Toe Burglar. May you take wimpy, tentative steps out of San Francisco.

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    I should be allowed to give this post more than one thumbs up.

  20. kattykathy says: Dec 10, 2012 5:43 PM

    Harbaugh is an insecure man. Obnoxious and pompous.
    Jacobs gets suspended just for complaining about playing time???? That’s not right, the union will rightfully attack this and win.
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    Yeah that and tweeting he hated his boss, hanging out in the Giants locker room for an hour after their game, oh and being a big team distraction. Yeah I’m not so confident the union will win. This is legitimate conduct detrimental so get over your sad hate for Harbaugh and face reality. The most that happens is Jacobs still gets paid but has to stay away..

  21. Yes, Jacobs was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. You can’t suspend someone solely for being a turnover machine (Vick).

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    I’m pretty sure consistently turning the ball over is conduct detrimental to the team no?

  22. Harbaugh only signed him and Manningham under the mistaken belief they were responsible for Super Bowl runs. NOT. Its Eli stupid.

  23. countyk66ers says: Dec 10, 2012 6:30 PM

    Karma will get the Forty Niners for this one
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    Karma for what? The 6th (yes I said 6th because Miller is better too) best back on the team can’t face reality and goes running his mouth all year? You can bet if he is saying these things on social media he is saying this or worse in the locker room. There is no karma here. The only karma will be Jacobs trying to find a good gig after 2 teams in a row decided to cut him because of his big mouth. How did Braylon do this year? That is with Braylon being a better asset to a team

  24. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 10, 2012 5:20 PM
    They know he would be right back in East Rutherford if they did cut him. Cowards.

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    Why would anyone want to go back to the dump called East Rutherford!

  25. goldrush36 says: Dec 10, 2012 7:20 PM

    countyk66ers says: Dec 10, 2012 6:30 PM

    Karma will get the Forty Niners for this one
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    Karma for what? The 6th (yes I said 6th because Miller is better too) best back on the team can’t face reality and goes running his mouth all year? You can bet if he is saying these things on social media he is saying this or worse in the locker room. There is no karma here. The only karma will be Jacobs trying to find a good gig after 2 teams in a row decided to cut him because of his big mouth. How did Braylon do this year? That is with Braylon being a better asset to a team
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    For signing him only to get info on the Giants. Didn’t work. They had no intent to play him.

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