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:
Brandon Jacobs said he weighed in at 265 … down from his summer weight of 290.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 11, 2013
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.