We’ll see how Brandon Jacobs’ football skills translate to the squared circle

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Following in the legendary footsteps of Adam "Pacman" Jones, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs will be in a TNA wrestling ring Monday night.

It won't air until Thursday night, but the television taping takes place Monday night in Orlando. Here's more from Alex Marvez at Fox Sports:

The 6-foot-4, 264-pound Jacobs is expected to have a confrontation with TNA star and 1996 U.S. Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Kurt Angle. Jacobs won't work an actual match but there may be some degree of physicality that wouldn't violate his NFL contract.

If you'll recall, last year after winning the Super Bowl, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews did something similar with the WWE. He was a special guest referee as Edge retained his World Heavyweight Championship over Dolph Ziggler.

Originally, the plan was for Jason Pierre-Paul to do the TNA appearance, but Marvez says he backed out due to "exhaustion." Which is a wise move. Because when you're in the ring with a force like Kurt Angle, you better be on your toes and keep your head on a swivel.

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