Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Jacobs, former New York Giants running back, announces retirement

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After nine seasons in the NFL, including one great season where he went over 1,00 yards rushing, Brandon Jacobs has decided to call it a career. The longtime New York Giants running back announced his retirement late on Thursday night, saying that he had a good run but the journey has come to an end.

Jacobs released a statement announcing his retirement and thanking Giants fans of alt heir love and support his whole career:

After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats. I’ve had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad. The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long. I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come!

He finishes his career with 5,094 rushing yards and 60 TDs with the Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Jacobs spent one year with the Niners but his eight other years in the NFL were spent in a Giants uniform. Jacobs recently said that his NFL career would only continue if the Giants wanted him back, and his retirement is the final answer.

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