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Brandon Jacobs said goodbye to the New York Giants last week— after the team and the running back couldn't come to a contract agreement— but that doesn't mean the bulldozing Jacobs won't return to Big Blue, according to Justin Tuck.
It sounds like Tuck and a few of his teammates aren't convinced they've seen the last of Jacobs in the backfield for the Giants.
"Obviously [Jacobs] has been here since I've been here," Tuck said. "We came in the league together in 2005 and I hear there is still a chance he might be back. You cross your fingers about that," Tuck said, Tuesday night when he was honored for his part in contributing to a new Multicultural Arts Center in New York.
While a Jacobs return seems like a long shot after he was cut last week and saved the Giants from paying him a $4.9 million roster bonus, the big back always talked about returning for the right price.
The two parties tried to reconstruct his contract but couldn't come to an agreement. The two-time Super Bowl winner and team owners parted on amicable terms.
Tuck called Jacobs the "heart and soul" of the team and said he understands that— even after seven years of service to the Giants— there's still "the business part of this football we play."
"When I think of Brandon, I think of a guy who helped us win two Super Bowls," said Tuck. "So he's got a lot to hang his hat on, and I know that he's still got football left to play and he's going to go somewhere else and play some smashmouth football."
The defensive end might be considering the fact that he might be on the other end of that smashmouth football next season.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,the New York Giants have signed free agent tight end Martellus Bennett to a one-year deal, worth $2.5 million.
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@garymyersNYDN No!!Shockey”I will never play4 you again!”he yelled at jerry Reese in 08. Let him keep his word. Bad teammate, worse person.
— Amani Toomer (@AmaniAToomer) March 15, 2012
@DonaldLongo @amaniatoomer yes remember when his ex divorced him and he urinated on a her cloths I guess he’s the good person
— Jeremy Shockey (@JeremyShockey) March 15, 2012
The New York Giants have signed tight end Martellus Bennett to a one-year deal worth $2.5M, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have re-signed cornerback Terrell Thomas.
At this point we don’t have the terms of the deal. As soon as we do, we we’ll update this post.
Thomas is looking to come back strong in 2012 after suffering a torn ACL in a preseason game in 2011.
In 2010 he showed that he has the ability to become one of the NFL’s top corners.
The Giants retained two of their own players, while plucking another from a division foe.On Tuesday, the Giants re-signed cornerback Terrell Thomas. Thomas, an emerging defensive star, suffered a season ending knee injury in the preseason. This torn ACL kept him out for the entire 2011 season. Prior to this injury, Thomas was on the cusp of greatness. From our August game recap...
The Super Bowl-champion New York Giants have signed tight end Martellus Bennett as a free agent.
The Giants announced the signing late Wednesday without giving contract details.
Bennett spent the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as the backup to Jason Witten, catching 85 passes for 846 yards and four touchdowns.
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