Fantasy Football 2014:

Giants RB Jacobs retires

The SportsXchange

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs announced his retirement Thursday night with a post on his Twitter account.

"After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats," he wrote. "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!"

Jacobs, 31, spent his first seven seasons with the Giants. He appeared in two games with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, then rejoined the Giants in 2013.

In the just-completed season, he finished with 58 carries for 238 yards and four touchdowns.

Jacobs' best season was 2008, when he gained 1,089 yards and scored 15 touchdowns on 219 carries. His only other 1,000-yard season was 2007, when he ran the ball 202 times for 1,009 yards.

Jacobs finishes with 5,094 rushing yards and 60 touchdowns on 1,141 carries.

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