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Brandon Jacobs to IR; New York Giants Coach Confident Jason Pierre-Paul Will Be Back

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COMMENTARY | The season, and possibly the career, of running back Brandon Jacobs officially ended on Tuesday when he was placed on injured reserve after missing two games with a knee injury.

According to the New York Post, the lingering knee trouble never seemed to improve and he will need surgery to repair the damage.

He rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns, tops on the team, this season after he was re-signed following a lost year in San Francisco. He played seven games in all this year and ran for 106 yards in an Oct. 10 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Jacobs has 5,087 rushing yards as a Giant, fourth on the team's all-time list behind Tiki Barber, Rodney Hampton and Joe Morris. He is the franchise's all-time leader with 60 touchdowns on the ground.

But even though the Giants are out of the playoff picture, coach Tom Coughlin fully expects to see defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul back on the field before the year is finished.

Pierre-Paul has missed the last two games with an injured right shoulder, a problem he admits won't be fully right until next season.

According to the New York Post, Coughlin thinks JPP could be back as soon as Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks come to MetLife Stadium.

While it might make sense to shut the former All-Pro down with three games remaining, that does not appear to be the way Coughlin rolls.

"As I know right now, that decision has not come down," Coughlin told the Post about the idea of placing Pierre-Paul on injured reserve. "As a matter of fact, JPP feels better and as of last weekend, thought that this week he would be perhaps in a position where he might be able to practice and prepare himself to play."

Cornerback Corey Webster is listed as questionable for the Seattle game with an ankle injury. It's been a tough year for the 31-year-old, who has dealt with hip, groin and ankle injuries.

Webster has only played in four games this season and hasn't been on the field since the Oct. 27 win at Philadelphia. He has 13 tackles and one pass defensed.

Webster has 20 career interceptions in the regular season, but Giants fans will long remember his overtime pick against Brett Favre when the Giants beat the Green Bay Packers in the frigid 2007 NFC Championship at Lambeau Field.

Phil Watson is a freelance commentator and journalist who covers the New York Giants, New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets for the Yahoo Contributor Network. He is also editor of Golden Gate Sports and holds an editorial position at HoopsHabit.com.

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