Found September 12, 2013 on
  Brandon Jacobs (Photo credit Jim McIsaac) The New York Giants brought back a familiar face this week in Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs signed a one year deal with the team. The Giants are hoping that he will bring some productivity to the running game. Tom Coughlin still wants David Wilson to be the starter, but he has to fix his ball carrying issues. David Wilson is the best running back on the roster by far. The Giants are really counting on him to carry the running game this year. My biggest concern with the signing of Brandon Jacobs is that he might not be able to help as much as the Giants need him to. Brandon Jacobs only played in two games last season and was not a part of any teams training camp this preseason. Also Brandon Jacobs is 31 years old. At this age running backs are using up what is left in the gas tank and hoping for something good. Jacobs also admitted to being 290pounds a few months ago. Who knows if he can get into football shape in a hurry? Even though the odds are not in Jacobs favor to be a productive running back for the Giants, he can still be a huge help. If he can still run through defender he can help in short yard gains. Also if he can block some pass rushers effectively, it will help the passing game a bit. Brandon Jacobs is not the answer to the Giants lack of a running game, but he is a start. Having him relive the Wilson carry load should reduce fumbles. The main answer to fixing the running game is to keep the offensive line healthy. The Giants running game will be something to keep an eye on as the season moves forward. For now Brandon Jacobs is back with the Giants and I am sure that many fans will be happy to see him play for big blue again

Giants release new depth chart

Today the New York Giants released their newest depth chart. @NotoriousOHM: Giants release new depth chart. Herzlich listed starting MLB. Wilson starting RB. Scott 2nd string, Cox 3rd string, Jacobs listed as other I like Herzlich but the Giants need an upgrade at the Mike in my opinion. The wild thing is that Brandon Jacobs […]

Brandon Jacobs weighed as much as 290 pounds this summer

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs really let himself go this summer.  He told reporters on Wednesday that he was up to 290 pounds over the summer. Jacobs says he’s down to 265, which is about right for his playing weight. Brandon Jacobs said he weighed in at 265 … down from his summer weight of 290. — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 11, 2013 It sounds like Jacobs...

New York Giants: Brandon Jacobs is not the solution

Brandon Jacobs (Photo credit Jim McIsaac) You ever got a really bad scrape on your knee when you were a kid? While you are crying like Terrell Owens, your mom is applying peroxide, putting on the band-aid and saying the following. “You’ll be okay. You’ll feel better.” Apply the same concept to David Wilson’s fumbling tendency. Wilson is the kid who scraped his knee. Tom...

Giants Brandon Jacobs: 49ers Were “Scared” to Release me Last Season

  I think it’s safe to say that the brief union between Brandon Jacobs and the San Francisco 49ers last season, was a forgettable experience for both parties. According to a story courtesy Dave Hutchinson of The Star Ledger, the recently-acquired New York Giants running back, said that he basically begged the Niners to release him when it became clear he wasn’t apart of their...

Brandon Jacobs says 49ers were scared of him

Brandon Jacobs who spent last season with the 49ers, was recently signed by the New York Giants. Jacobs told the New York media that the 49ers were afraid of him and that is why they did not let him go when he asked for his release. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News had this quote from Jacobs when asked that question. ‘I was told point blank that … ‘Do I look like...

How Brandon Jacobs Affects the Giants Offense

The New York Giants made a move to solidify their troubled running game on Tuesday by signing veteran running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This move comes as no surprise because of Jacobs’ familiarity with the Giants offense and also because of the doubt surrounding starting running back [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

New York Giants re-sign running back Brandon Jacobs

USA TODAY Sports reports that the NFL’s New York Giants have decided to bring back Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs played for the Giants from 2005 to 2011.  He then took his [...]

Giants add running back help, reunite with Brandon Jacobs

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 Jacobs returns to New York just one year after the Giants let him test...

Brandon Jacobs says 49ers were ‘scared’ to cut him

Giants New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs says he begged the San Francisco 49ers to release him last year, but claims they wouldn’t because they didn’t want to face the nine-year pro. “I didn’t think I was 

New York Giants: Brandon Jacobs not taking David Wilson’s job

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...

2013 Fantasy Football Daily Fix, September 11, 2013

News and Notes New York Giants sign Brandon Jacobs Welcome back from the dead Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs is washed up. He’s 31 years old. He was suspended for the last three games of 2012. He was bad when he played and he rarely played. However, this signing likely says something about the Giants confidence in David Wilson. Wilson started 2013 in a similar fashion to 2012. Wilson...

2013 Fantasy Football September 12 Daily Fix: Week 2 DEF/ST Recommendations

Today’s fantasy football daily fix delivers news, notes, and DraftKings D/ST recommendations including the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, and Philadelphia Eagles. News & Notes Is Brandon Jacobs Important Again? It’s not typically good news for a starting running back when he’s described by his coach in the same way that Tom Coughlin has referred to David Wilson this...

Da’Rel Scott injured his knee in practice

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News,  Giants running back Da”Rel Scott  injured his knee in practice today.  The severity of the injury is unknown at this time. RB Da'Rel Scott was injured in practice today. The details are unclear. Expecting an announcement from the Giants soon. — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 11, 2013 The injury to...

More issues at running back for the Giants; Da'Rel Scott injures knee in practice

Although the New York Giants just signed running back Brandon Jacobs, general manager Jerry Reese may be working the phones again after Da'Rel Scott suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's practice, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.An MRI after practice revealed there was no structural damage in Scott's knee. Scott took over the primary running back...
Giants News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.