Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Brandon Jacobs signed with the San Francisco 49ers this off-season after being released by the New York Giants in March (Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The New York Giants cut running back Brandon Jacobs in March after the two sides could not come to an agreement on his pay cut.

Jacobs said Wednesday the difference was fairly small.

Appearing on Jim Rome’s show ROME on CBS Sports Network, Jacobs said “It was just money, that’s all it was, a couple hundred thousand.”

The veteran running back was due to make $4.4 million in base salary, with a $500,000 roster bonus. Jacobs said he was willing to take less, but after they couldn’t agree, he was released and the 49ers signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Jacobs told Rome he didn’t want to leave the Giants, calling it “the nature of the business.”

When Rome asked: “For a couple hundred thousand bucks, wouldn’t you want to stay there? Wouldn’t they want you there?,” Jacobs replied: “You would think so.”

“I’m in a great place [now],” Jacobs said. “I’m not happy about it, but I’ve been there for seven years, won two Super Bowls.

“I wish I could have stayed, but I’m not complaining about where I am now, not at all.”

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