Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/16/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs in a third quarter touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Falcons 34-31 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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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