Monday, April 8, 2013

Brandon Jacobs hints at Giants return via Instagram

How much does Brandon Jacobs miss playing for the New York Giants?  Enough for the running back to post a photo of himself as a Giants player bowling over a Patriots player on Instagram with the caption: "Trying to get back in this uniform."

Jacobs — who spent the first seven years of his career with the Giants before being released after the 2011 season and getting picked up by the San Francisco 49ers — is no stranger to making his feelings known via Instagram. Last December, Jacobs was suspended for the final three games by 49ers head coach John Harbaugh for a series of posts criticizing his situation with the team.

“I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners.” A disgruntled Jacobs said on Instagram on Dec. 9. “This is by far the worst year I ever had, I’ll tell you like I told plenty others.”

Maybe this time Instagram will work in his favor.

Last season, Jacobs appeared in two games (rushing for seven yards on five carries) for the Niners after gaining 4,849 career yards rushing for the Giants.  His best year was in 2008 when he rumbled for 1,089 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Whether or not the Giants even have an interest in the 31-year-old bulldozer remains to be seen.  The G-Men released Ahmad Bradshaw earlier this offseason, leaving only 2012 first-round pick, David Wilson, as the primary running back.  Andre Brown showed some potential and is expected to see increased time as the backup.

Jacobs signed a complicated one-year deal with the 49ers after the Giants felt what he was asking was about $500,000 too rich for their blood.  Even that kid who mailed $3.36 to keep Jacobs in MetLife Stadium couldn't help.

Always a fan favorite with Big Blue fans in the Meadowlands, Jacobs' popularity seemed to taper off as fast as his stats during his last few years with the Giants.

Jacobs tweeted Monday that he's headed to New York this weekend — so who knows?

Like the Jersey band Bon Jovi says — who says you can't go home.

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