BRANDON JACOBS AND GIANTS TRYING TO WORK OUT NEW CONTRACT
"According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star- Ledger, the New York
Giants have met with the representatives of Brandon
Jacobsin an attempt to work out a new contract.
New England Patriots Patrick Chung and Kyle Arrington
tackle New York
Giants running back Brandon
Jacobs during the second quarter at Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on
February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Jacobs is due a $500,000 roster bonus in March and has a base salary of over
$4 million this coming season.
Giants and representatives for Brandon
Jacobs spoke in Indianapolis during the NFL Scouting Combine but did not come to an immediate
resolution about the running back's future, according to someone informed of the
discussions between the sides.
With the 6th highest projected cap number, the Giants are trying to free up
some space to allow themselves to sign some free agents and give out new
contracts to current members of the team (such as Victor
Though Jacobs saw a dip in production this past season, he is clearly a
veteran leader that the Giants like and he is still very effective down at the
goal line (perfect evidence is his franchise leading 56 touchdowns) and in pass
protection. He is only 1 year removed from a season where he averaged over 5
yard per carry. Contrary to popular belief, the 29 year old still has something
left in the tank.
Jacobs has continually expressed his desire to retire as a Giant and get a
deal done, so expect that to happen in the coming weeks."