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Giants bringing back Brandon Jacobs

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Brandon Jacobs is getting his wish, and David Wilson might be getting just what he needs.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Giants are signing Jacobs after he worked out today.

The 49ers suspended Jacobs last year, after what seemed to be open pining for the good old days with the Giants (even though they had cut him for salary cap reasons).

Now we’ll find out if he has anything left. The 31-year-old back played in just two games last year, and hasn’t had 200 carries since 2009.

But he should at least be a trusted option in short-yardage situations, as well as someone who can mentor Wilson.

Last year’s first-rounder fumbled twice against the Cowboys, the second straight year he was benched for turnovers in the opener.

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55 Responses to “Giants bringing back Brandon Jacobs”
  1. daysend564 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:53 PM

    McGahee > Jacobs

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 10, 2013 4:54 PM

    Brandon Jacobs, the mentor. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 10, 2013 4:54 PM

    Dumpster diving. #EnjoyingwatchingtheRedskinswintheSB

  4. cooklynn17 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:56 PM

    Looks like Brandon and his Fast Ass car will be coming back to the Meadowlands…

    All In!!!

  5. bigwayne75 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    Look like the Skins were dumpster driving last night with that terrible D

  6. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:54 PM
    Brandon Jacobs, the mentor. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.
    ————-
    Who do you think mentored Bradshaw?

  7. punksinplay says: Sep 10, 2013 5:04 PM

    Bringing back Jacobs shows that the Giants are just as concerned about Wilson’s lack of blocking ability as they are about the fumbling.

  8. cuda1234 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:05 PM

    Like he’s suddenly going to learn how to block for Eli.

    #Desperation.

  9. victorycruz says: Sep 10, 2013 5:06 PM

    Not only is he a good pass blocker, but he is also a voice in the locker room, and a very good motivator for this team. This is a great move for the Giants as long as he’s healthy and still in football shape after basically having off since the Super Bowl a year and a half ago

  10. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2013 5:06 PM

    Great signing on numerous levels. We won the SB with the worst running game in the league in 2011 which is why we don’t need Jacobs to be a 1,000 yd back. He gives our high octane offense an identity and an intimidating presence. He’ll protect Eli nicely and be a perfect mentor for our young backs. This move should have been made before training camp.

  11. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 10, 2013 5:07 PM

    What was the alternative..

  12. narfmoo12 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:08 PM

    justintuckrule says:Sep 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:54 PM
    Brandon Jacobs, the mentor. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.
    ————-
    Who do you think mentored Bradshaw?

    ————————–

    Derrick Ward.

  13. notbrettfavre says: Sep 10, 2013 5:08 PM

    Jacobs had a bit of a fumbling issue too, let’s not forget. And no running back can say they never fumbled. Jacobs can help Wilson along, regardless of what the “experts” might think. His pass blocking is good and his chip blocks boarder on assault and battery. Wilson would do well picking a few of those things up from a guy who spent 7 years with Coughlin and the Giants.

  14. papichulo55 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    Good move. We can trust Jacobs to protect Eli’s team-MVP backside.

  15. ldag4 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:17 PM

    looks like the “four” skins went dumpster diving to play rg3

  16. gibson34 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:22 PM

    ilogicalvoice iii is back in the house…..glad you can jump on a giants article since you have nothing to say about your cellar dwelling team…..ilogicalvoice iii is really Daniel “weasel boy” synder…we all know it….LMAO.

  17. pjrhc says: Sep 10, 2013 5:22 PM

    Yeah… fail. He’ll last two weeks or less. Over the hill.

  18. nukeslovesit says: Sep 10, 2013 5:25 PM

    Bottom line is he knows the offense better then anyone else and can come in and contribute.

    A guy like McGahee might be a better back (I stress the might), but at the end of the day this is a short term fix (I hope) and it will take a bit for him to even get up to speed on the offense.

  19. trollhammer20 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    Too bad the Jets don’t play the Niners this year…

  20. briang123 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:31 PM

    Who better that Jacobs to cure the fumbling problems at the running back position?

  21. bookofelisha10 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:31 PM

    damn i really wanted the giants to sign willis mcgahee but this will do. jacobs knows the system already and has been productive.. maybe hell bring that fire back to the offense as well.

  22. djstat says: Sep 10, 2013 5:35 PM

    Logicalvoicesays

    I enjoyed watching your skins lose last night. Your 0-1 and haven’t been to a Super Bowl since January 1992.

  23. jsally430 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:37 PM

    every giants running back in recent memory has had fumbling problems at one point.

  24. weaponx73 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:38 PM

    Good to see Logical Voice still thinks RGIII already won a Super Bowl or something. Ill take my two time Super Bowl MVP over your Gimick 0-1 in the playoffs QB.

    Oh and weren’t you the one crying like a little girl about the Giants faking injuries? Guess your guys aren’t so above that behavior as you claimed.

  25. bcgreg says: Sep 10, 2013 5:38 PM

    @ daysend564

    McGahee may be a better RB, but he doesn’t know the Giants offense. Jacobs does. Advantage Jacobs in this scenario.

  26. ajpineda86 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:45 PM

    Somewhere Tiki Barber is flabbergasted.

  27. bigbluelou says: Sep 10, 2013 5:49 PM

    He was the easiest choice here folks. Regardless of what you think of him, he doesn’t need to learn the system. It will be like he never left. He can pick up blitzes and catch out of the backfield once in a while. It’s a quickfix and maybe this time he’ll get the one yard.

  28. jmpft says: Sep 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    Why doesn’t Coughlin just teach D. Wilson the Tiki Barber stranglehold when he carries the rock? Hate the fumble, love the fumbler. This would solve the problem and it worked in the past. Just do it already!

  29. calicowboysfan86 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:54 PM

    Hate this guy… His attitude sucks and he always kicks are asses even when he sucks the rest of the season. However, it is entertaining to watch him have melt downs and throw his equipment at fans in the stands.

  30. nygiants4rings says: Sep 10, 2013 5:55 PM

    Good move. Jacobs knows the system, is reliable. Plus he adds intensity. We now have 3 awesome receivers and Jacobs will be the anchor again. Wilson needs to go to Tiki school and then perhaps we bring him in as a Meggett style 3rd down guy.

  31. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:58 PM

    First I can not understand how a fan of the foreskins has any room to talk?
    Your mighty bob came back and looked like just another guy throwing the ball.

    The NFC East after one week is wide open yeah the Giants played poorly but Eli still had the second most passing yards so there is plenty to build on.

    Jacobs is a welcome back to the Giants I for one will be very happy to see him on Sunday I know he is old but he should be provide some needed help in the back field.

  32. 1bigtex says: Sep 10, 2013 5:59 PM

    As to the statement that logicalvoicesays is actually Danny Snyder; that can’t be true. We all know that Little Danny isn’t tall enough to reach the keyboard.

  33. nananatman says: Sep 10, 2013 6:17 PM

    Morris fumbled twice yesterday as well, how many picks did RG3 throw and how many passing yards did he have? TDs?

    Giants will win the division, Jacobs is a terrible back for short yardage unless he is back to his North-South ways. I thought he was kinda poisonous but I could be wrong.

  34. newjerseygiants says: Sep 10, 2013 6:20 PM

    Yeah Baby! Good move! Maybe they’ve been reading my tweets? LOL!

  35. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:22 PM

    Still running a 4.4.

  36. kev86 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    Welcome home!

  37. vaughnjoe says: Sep 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    So theyre sure this guy is’nt fit to run in the first team offense?? Shows premature reaction to Wilsons bad game. If you ask me they shouldve let him get back out there full speed. People like to make up for their mistakes as quickly as possible.

  38. bobhk says: Sep 10, 2013 6:35 PM

    Watch all the giants fans come and cheer for this signing of guy who’s mainly been a malcontent.
    Desperation move as it should be…

  39. slamtrackslikeqbsacksfromlt says: Sep 10, 2013 6:52 PM

    I was pulling for McGahee but I understand the move from a standpoint of knowing the system. Jacobs does, none of the other FA running backs did and I suppose thats what the Giants valued. Still, even in his prime, I never liked Jacobs much outside the 07 sb year. He was cool back then.

  40. arwiv says: Sep 10, 2013 6:54 PM

    For those suggesting mcgahee over Jacobs: Jacobs already knows the offense AND he already has the respect of the clubhouse; mcgahee cannot make either claim.

    The guy will get in Wilson’s behind and toughen him up, teach him some blocking techniques, and be one of the best blocking rb’s when he is on the field. The giants can probably even run some 2 back sets featuring Jacobs and Wilson.

    We all know that Brandon is past his prime….but any real giant fan realizes that, under the circumstances, this was a very logical signing. Despite Jacobs’ little verbal outbursts over the years, he was a heck of a giant.

  41. kev86 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:57 PM

    2x SB champ is back where he belongs.

    Skins got destroyed by Philly at home. Swiss cheese D. And Vick will never last the season.

    Go Blue!

  42. jrebar88 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:57 PM

    Giants gonna get killed, Denver has to many weapons. #DB4L

  43. inthearex says: Sep 10, 2013 7:07 PM

    Lololololol at logical. Bro you done jumped off the deep end. Enjoy the basement again. Or you already know the basement. Cause you still live in your moms.

  44. drgreenstreak says: Sep 10, 2013 7:11 PM

    Jacobs. Hahaha!

    Locker room cancer…

  45. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:17 PM

    jrebar88 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:57 PM

    Giants gonna get killed, Denver has to many weapons. #DB4L
    ————-

    That’s all we heard going into Sunday Night. How did that turn out?

  46. bach2112 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:17 PM

    Lmao remember nads fans calling him twinkle toes and good riddence. Now hes awesome. Logicalvoice says cowboys win divison and still own 5 rings.

  47. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    Reports say Jacobs will wear #34 but he says he’s trying to pry #27 from Stevie Brown. Give it to him Stevie!

  48. smuggs1 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:23 PM

    Victorycruz says:
    Not only is he a good pass blocker, but he is also a voice in the locker room, and a very good motivator for this team. This is a great move for the Giants as long as he’s healthy and still in football shape after basically having off since the Super Bowl a year and a half ago

    But, it was not okay for Brian Water’s to have a year off right???
    At least Water’s was playing at a pro bowl level when he left, Jacobs was playing at the toilet bowl level

  49. woodrree7 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:24 PM

    Brandon WHO???? AAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!! SUCKERS!!!

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:54 PM

    Gotta love the loser fans out-commenting Giants fans on Giants stories.

  51. kev86 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:12 PM

    Someone asked Brandon who? Some football fan.

  52. ravensfan19 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:24 PM

    He is a good blocker, I never thought Wilson as an every down back type of player, Jacobs however needs to realize he is 6’4 270lbs and stop thinking he LeSean McCoy by dancing around and thinking hes elusive. Interesting to see how much he still has in the Tank.

  53. jayniner says: Sep 10, 2013 8:45 PM

    If I were Coughlin, I would sit Jacobs down in front of a computer, and while sitting there, force him to log into his Twitter account….and delete it.

  54. badintent says: Sep 11, 2013 1:28 AM

    After seeing him on Shark Tanks with his girl and chains, I know where his fastass car is. With Repo Man. Now he can get his car out of hock.
    This is his last chance in the NFL. After this it’s off to Cash Flow Low football.
    When blocking for Eli, go for Spencer , Lee and Ware’s knees please. Mission Accomplished

  55. catfish252 says: Sep 11, 2013 3:07 PM

    Happy he’s back – he has always been a big bruising back, now we can get back to work.

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