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Report: Running back Brandon Jacobs re-signs with New York Giants

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The New York Giants were willing to part ways with running back Brandon Jacobs because the team believed it had better options this season.

However, after Andre Brown fractured his leg in the preseason finale and David Wilson fumbled twice in Week 1, New York had a change of heart.

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Jacobs, who was a free agent, worked out with New York today and re-signed with the team, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. He reportedly signed a one-year deal (terms of Jacobs’ contract were not disclosed).

To make room for Jacobs, New York placed defensive end Adewale Ojomo on waivers.

Here is what Graziano had to say about the signing:

The source also said one of the reasons the Giants decided to sign Jacobs was his familiarity with their offense, particularly their pass-protection schemes. That's an area in which Wilson struggled last year and again Sunday night. The Giants believe Jacobs can help mentor Wilson in that and other areas, as well as possibly spell him on passing downs and maybe at the goal line.

Jacobs played for the Giants from 2005 to 2011. He won two Super Bowl titles before joining the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. Jacobs was suspended by the team before he was eventually released. He remained unsigned until today.

Overall, Jacobs has rushed for 4,856 yards and 56 touchdowns in his career.

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