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Brandon Jacobs out, Giants desperate at running back

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The Giants will be without all of the running backs who have carried the ball so far this season when they take on the Vikings tonight.

Running back Brandon Jacobs, who arrived this season and surprisingly became the team’s top running back, is inactive for tonight’s game. Jacobs, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, had been expected to sit out tonight, and 90 minutes before kickoff the Giants confirmed that he will not play.

Also inactive is running back David Wilson, the Giants’ second-leading rusher. Wilson had already been ruled out with a neck injury. The Giants’ third-leading rusher, Da’Rel Scott, is on injured reserve. Jacobs, Wilson and Scott are the only three running backs who have carried the ball for the Giants this season, so they’re down to rookie Michael Cox and newly arrived veteran Peyton Hillis at running back tonight.

The Giants’ other inactives are CB Jayron Hosley, QB Ryan Nassib, S Cooper Taylor, TE Adrien Robinson and DT Johnathan Hankins.

For the Vikings, Matt Cassel has officially been demoted to third-string quarterback and is inactive. Josh Freeman will start and Christian Ponder will back him up.

The Vikings’ other inactives are CB A.J. Jefferson, LB Gerald Hodges, G Jeff Baca, WR Rodney Smith, DT Chase Baker and DE Justin Trattou.

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46 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs out, Giants desperate at running back”
  1. FlyFromTheInside says: Oct 21, 2013 7:14 PM

    Not surprising. Brandon Jacobs has always been the softest RB in the league.

  2. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Oct 21, 2013 7:16 PM

    I’m not a NYG fan at all but I hope this disastrous season doesn’t end Coughlin’s coaching career.

    This has been one freaking weird season so far.

  3. sowcrates says: Oct 21, 2013 7:19 PM

    Andre Brown can’t come back soon enough. Shame he got hurt in the pre-season, dependability is hard to come by for this Giants team

  4. crownmethegoat says: Oct 21, 2013 7:22 PM

    When it rains, it pours.

  5. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:24 PM

    will make for an interesting game tonight

  6. stlunatik says: Oct 21, 2013 7:25 PM

    the Rams should swap them even, a running back for Eli. sounds fair

  7. billybenoitlsu says: Oct 21, 2013 7:30 PM

    Ill never forget that Monday night football game in the superdome, Saints vs. Giants and Brandon Jacobs ran into Roman Harper and tossed him like a rag doll ….LOL… Im a Saints fan and I thought this was funny.

  8. vikesrunrunpass says: Oct 21, 2013 7:31 PM

    Maybe gerhart will stay in New York tonight!!!

  9. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 21, 2013 7:36 PM

    Trade for Peterson

  10. akzane says: Oct 21, 2013 7:37 PM

    Make a trade for MJD!!!!

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 21, 2013 7:38 PM

    DO the Giants even run the ball any more? Seems every time I see them play they are behind and Eli is throwing the ball every play and many of those passes are to the other team…

  12. upperdecker19 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:41 PM

    Brandon Jacobs it too busy pitching crummy energy drinks on “Shark Tank”

  13. scoops1 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:41 PM

    Mark Ingram is doing NOTHING in New Oleans

  14. judsonjr says: Oct 21, 2013 7:43 PM

    I hate the Giants, but this just isn’t New York’s year.

    Even going into a game with 2 running backs isn’t that great. A couple dings to the RB’s and you get stuck doing something silly like playing a WR at RB.

  15. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:44 PM

    I’m sure starting that immature head case Freeman at QB will fix that defense ::eye roll::

  16. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:45 PM

    adrian is not going anywhere

  17. sillec28 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:46 PM

    Message to Vikings fans from a Bucs fan – Freeman may play well tonight. He may even play well for a couple games. But do not get your hopes up. This guy is one of the most inconsistent QBs I’ve ever seen. Just because he plays one game well doesn’t mean he’ll to the same the next game. Just because he plays one half well doesn’t mean he’ll do the same the next half. And just because he makes a great throw doesn’t mean it won’t be followed by an INT the next time. Good luck with him but if turns out to be any better over a period of time than he was in Tampa I’ll be amazed.

  18. LoCoSu@%s says: Oct 21, 2013 7:46 PM

    Meanwhile LaMichael James is not even active for the niners. Give Baalke a call.

  19. cardmagnet says: Oct 21, 2013 7:46 PM

    I wonder if the newly unemployed Isaac Redman will get a tryout with the G-men.

  20. captainronmexico says: Oct 21, 2013 7:48 PM

    Mike Cox? Were Al Kalolick and Seymour Butts not available?

  21. davikes says: Oct 21, 2013 7:50 PM

    Hillman is available.

  22. gbmickey says: Oct 21, 2013 7:51 PM

    With the yards Minnesota gives up passing there is no need to run.

    Wonder what the tv rating will be for this game?

  23. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 21, 2013 7:53 PM

    You don’t need a running game to beat the Vikings.

    Eli should throw for 5 TDs tonight and the Giants should cruise to their first victory of the season.

    Josh Freeman may make a difference on offense, but that defense was horrible before losing their best defender (not saying much), Harrison Smith.

  24. justintuckrule says: Oct 21, 2013 8:03 PM

    This is where your Ahmad Bradshaw’s, Arian Fosters and Terrell Davis’ come from. A bunch of guys get hurt, you find yourself starting your 7th rd rookie (hey Alfred Morris) and away we go.

    Giants have had a beast RB in every year since 1985. Go look it up. It wouldn’t surprise me if Cox was next.

    Oh by the way….he played at UMass. We’ve already mined one diamond from there ya clueless haters.

    Cox will outgain Petersen. How’s that for a fearless forecast (or whatever dopey term NFLN calls that segment of theirs)?

  25. joemontanaflaccid says: Oct 21, 2013 8:09 PM

    Redman was cut today

  26. onebucplace says: Oct 21, 2013 8:09 PM

    Hillis looked pretty good with the Bucs in preseason. I’m hoping for the best for anyone that Schiano threw away.

  27. rob13934 says: Oct 21, 2013 8:36 PM

    Kox hits the hole hard and dosn’t stop till he is spent.

    He will prolly get most of the carries. However, Coughlin dosn’t like to play rookies much. It’s most likley due to the fact that he’s to old to change his tune and play with Kox.

  28. pickledgringo says: Oct 21, 2013 8:41 PM

    Nicks and a 4th to the Niners for James and a 7th

  29. redandgoldhitman52 says: Oct 21, 2013 8:43 PM

    trade him for a bag of chips

  30. laserw says: Oct 21, 2013 8:51 PM

    The NY Nightmaras are reaping the karma their cheating, jerk owning family harvested by trying to screw the Cowboys and Redskins. I hope they go winless this year and implode under their unprofessional and unethical conduct.

  31. steelcityjoker says: Oct 21, 2013 9:19 PM

    Pittsburgh just cut Issac Redman…..There are so many RBs available….how can you say they are desperate?? I think a trade for MJD is the perfect senario. OR…..Trade Hicks to the Colts for Richardson…….

  32. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Oct 21, 2013 9:30 PM

    No Just Plain Desperate…

  33. thefiesty1 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:43 PM

    I thought Peyton Hillis was buried deep on Cleveland’s depth chart. That’s scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

  34. rodh32340 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    Every season when a team feels that the playoffs are unattainable, all of the injuries start rolling in and since the paychecks keep coming, why play? CBA should address this growing problem.

  35. goldrush36 says: Oct 21, 2013 10:15 PM

    LaMichael James and a pick for Hakeem Nicks.. wouldn’t be a bad trade for either team

  36. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 21, 2013 11:42 PM

    The Giants will still win easily.

    There are plenty of disposable RB’s available all the time. Go with a good rookie instead of some has been.

    Trading for Peterson is foolish. I bet he can’t get 40 yards in tonight’s game.

  37. kev86 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:58 AM

    You won’t want to play against NYG if you must win.

  38. midtec2005 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:52 AM

    So… Peyton Hillis looked pretty good. You guys may have found your man. I can’t believe no one had him.

  39. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:24 AM

    For what The Giants do. Ryan Grant would be a perfect 1 year answer for them.
    I really thing that he would be a nice guy to workout.

  40. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:26 AM

    sillec28 says:
    Oct 21, 2013 7:46 PM
    Message to Vikings fans from a Bucs fan – Freeman may play well tonight. He may even play well for a couple games. But do not get your hopes up. This guy is one of the most inconsistent QBs I’ve ever seen. Just because he plays one game well doesn’t mean he’ll to the same the next game. Just because he plays one half well doesn’t mean he’ll do the same the next half. And just because he makes a great throw doesn’t mean it won’t be followed by an INT the next time. Good luck with him but if turns out to be any better over a period of time than he was in Tampa I’ll be amazed.

    __________________

    Oh he played well last night for sure!!!
    If your a Bear, Packer, or Lion fan.

  41. bluebongzilla says: Oct 22, 2013 9:45 AM

    Eli should have had like 3 more picks last night. He’s the only realistic trade bait the Giants have but they probably couldn’t get much for him.

  42. MyTeamsAllStink says: Oct 22, 2013 10:33 AM

    The Giants can gladly have Darren McFragile.

  43. Passrusher says: Oct 22, 2013 10:36 AM

    Peyton Hillis is the best !!!

  44. realitypolice says: Oct 22, 2013 10:41 AM

    Still pouring bleach into my eyes trying to get images of that game out of my head. I’m not sure either of those teams could beat Jacksonville right now. How in the world could two teams be so bad?

  45. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 22, 2013 10:55 AM

    giants desperate, period!!!
    one and SIX, lololol

  46. immafubared says: Oct 22, 2013 11:00 AM

    Analyst made one good observation: you can only afford 5 stars salary wise, then you must let other good players go and rely on rookies and late rounders. The Giants lost some good players they couldn’t afford to keep and that tends to break up the consistentcy.

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