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Giants place RB Jacobs on IR

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The New York Giants placed running back Brandon Jacobs on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury that has sidelined him the past two games.

Jacobs finishes the 2013 season with 238 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He was signed for a second stint with the Giants in September with David Wilson suffering with fumbling issues and Andre Brown recovering from a broken leg.

Jacobs, 31, was with the Giants from 2005-2011, rushing for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns over those seven seasons.

The Giants signed linebacker Marcus Dowtin off their practice squad to fill Jacobs' roster spot. Defensive end Kendrick Adams and defensive back Chaz Powell were added to the practice squad.

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