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It seems you can go home again. Words former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has wanted to hear ever since being released by Big Blue after the 2011 season.
Now — after the Giants starting running back David Wilson played so badly Sunday night he was benched — the Giants will work out free-agent running backs Jacobs and Willis McGahee on Tuesday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Giants had planned to work out McGahee since Friday, according to the source.
Former New York Jets running back Joe McKnight also will work out for the Giants on Tuesday, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The bruising Jacobs, 31, spent his first seven seasons with the Giants before struggling through an injury-plagued season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. San Francisco waived Jacobs in December after the outspoken veteran was suspended for the final three regular-season games reportedly because he used social media to complain about a lack of playing time.
McGahee, who will turn 32 next month, was released by the Denver Broncos in June following a productive 2012 season that was cut short by a significant knee injury. Despite not participating in Denver's voluntary offseason workouts, McGahee insisted that he had no physical restrictions when he was released.
Jacobs rushed for 56 touchdowns in his seven seasons with the Giants and was a key contributor on New York's two Super Bowl-winning teams under coach Tom Coughlin.
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Tweet With their running back rotation in need of depth, the New York Giants have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran Brandon Jacobs. The agreement was first reported by Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Jacobs, now 31, played the first seven years of his career for the Giants before signing with the San Francisco 49ers […]
The New York Giants had a few problems Sunday night in Dallas, but there is no debating which issue did them in the most. That was, without question, the team’s inability to protect the football, especially when it came to the running backs.
The Giants fell to the Cowboys in primetime at Jerry World, but Big Blue certainly had its chances. The Giants lost three fumbles en route...
According to giants101.com, former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and RB Willis McGahee will be among a large amount of RBs that will workout for the Giants on tuesday.
This move is obviously in connection with the abysmal showing of current RBs Davis Wilson and Da’rel Scott. Wilson was benched after fumbling twice and struggling with pass protection, allowing...
After David Wilson coughed up the rock twice Sunday night, and struggled with pass protection for quarterback Eli Manning, the New York Giants found themselves in desperate need of help at running back.On Tuesday the Giants signed their old pal, running back Brandon Jacobs, according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. Jacobs returns to New York just one year after the Giants let him test...
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Either the New York Giants are trying to send a message to second-year running back David Wilson, or they are legitimately nervous about his fumbling problem. Wilson, who was expected to be a major part of New York’s offensive attack in 2013, put the ball on the ground twice during a loss to the Dallas […]
The Giants running backs struggled mightily Sunday night in the team's 36-31 loss to the Cowboys.David Wilson fumbled the ball twice before he was benched and Da'Rel Scott couldn't hang on to an Eli Manning pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
Together the two combined for 42 yards on 12 carries.
Overall it was a terrible night for them and as a result...
New York Giants second year running back David Wilson found himself sitting on the bench Sunday night after fumbling twice in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Tom Coughlin despises turnovers so Wilson’s future as the team’s starter appeared in doubt as the Giants promptly brought in veteran running backs to work out on Tuesday.
New York reunited themselves with former...
We mentioned earlier that the New York Giants will be working out running backs Brandon Jacobs and Willis McGahee.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Giants are also checking out former Jet Joe McKnight.
Also hearing ex-Jet Joe McKnight among the group the Giants are bringing in along with McGahee and Jacobs
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David Wilson‘s two fumbles on Sunday night gave the Giants some pause about their running back situation. Now, they’ve added an old friend to help out at the position.
The Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Jacobs played seven seasons with the Giants from 2005 to 2011, rushing for nearly 5,000 yards and winning two Super...
The Giants have signed Brandon Jacobs, according to FOX Sports's Mike Garafolo.Fantasy Spin:Joe McKnight and veteran Willis McGahee were also workout. David Wilson's fantasy owners can't be happy, but the Giants needed a veteran back for insurance while Andre Brown is mending his broken leg.
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