Brandon Jacobs weighed nearly 300 pounds this offseason

August 10, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs (45) carries the ball during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


The New York Giants are bringing back one of their more controversial players of the Tom Coughlin-era, as the team reached an agreement on a one-year deal Tuesday with former starting running back Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs spent his first seven seasons with the Giants before struggling through an injury-plagued season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. The 49ers ultimately waived Jacobs in December after he was suspended for the final three regular-season games because he used social media to complain about a lack of playing time.

So what’s he been up to since his last stint with an NFL team? It would seem he was bulking up quite a bit:

Jacobs was never regarded as a speedier back, often using his brute-strength to run through defenders on his way to 4,856 career rushing yards and 56 touchdowns.

He last played for the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, where he earned his second Lombardi Trophy with the team.


Topics: Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants, NFL

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  • Thomas Katona

    Jacobs may be a plus for giants if he keeps the weight down and they can block well enough for him to get going. Not a good receiver out of backfield.

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