Brandon Jacobs announces retirement

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Running back Brandon Jacobs has elected to retire from the NFL after nine seasons in the league.

Jacobs announced his decision on Twitter.

After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats. I’ve had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad,” Jacobs said in a statement.

“The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long. I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come!”

Jacobs said earlier this week he was interested in continuing his career but only with the New York Giants. He was placed on injured reserve in December.

Jacobs finishes his career 5,094 yards and 60 touchdowns in eight seasons with the Giants and one forgettable season with the San Francisco 49ers. Jacobs returned to the Giants this season amid myriad injuries at running back for New York and rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns in seven games played.