New York Giants part ways with Brandon Jacobs – NFL News

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New York Giants part ways with Brandon Jacobs – NFL News
After failing to reach a restructured deal that could have satisfied both stakeholders, New York Giants have parted ways with running back, Brandon Jacobs, who was a part of Giants’ squad that won Super Bowl XLII and XLVI. Jacobs reportedly did not agree
to the pay cut offered by the team.
Jacobs started his professional National Football League (NFL) career in 2005 with Giants. He received the franchise tag in 2009 and was later given a four-year, $25 million contract.
He was scheduled to earn $4.4 million this year and was due a $500,000 roster bonus this month.
While announcing Jacobs’ release, Giants’ general manager, Jerry Reese, said that it was a tough decision to axe the player. He also wished the player best of luck for future and said that the decision was in larger interest of both parties.
He said:
"Brandon has truly been a great Giant. These times are always very hard for me. We had a very good conversation today. We don't know what the future holds for Brandon, but we wish only the very best for him and his family."
Giants defeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and XLVI respectively. Fortunately, Jacobs was a part of both squads.
While appreciating Jacobs’ role, Giants’ head coach, Tom Coughlin, said:
“Brandon helped us win two world championships. He always did what was in the best interest of team. No matter what you asked him to do, he performed and played in whatever role we asked him to perform. He really was a team player.”
During the last season, Jacobs started six games while playing 14 in the regular season in which he had 152 carries for 571 yards and seven touchdowns.
Jacobs said after his release:
“I might be leaving, but my name will stay. The fans have been great for me."
Giants have taken some drastic steps to adjust their salary cap for the next season. They have recently restructured the contract of Super Bowl XLVI Most Valuable Player (MVP) and their quarterback, Eli Manning.
Meanwhile, wide receiver, Mario Manningham is also reportedly not willing to extend his stay with Giants after failing to reach a new deal on his own terms.



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