In a move to create more salary cap space for backfield mate Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants RB Brandon Jacobs has agreed to restructure his contract. Bradshaw is currently a free agent.
According to PFW correspondent Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Jacobs agreed to reduce some of his $4.65 million salary for 2011 in an effort to bring back Bradshaw. Jacobs signed the original contract when he was slated to be the team's starting running back. His newer deal, which has a lower base salary, has incentives that are easier to attain as a backup, allowing Jacobs to recoup some of the money he's agreed to give back.
Last season the duo of Bradshaw and Jacobs helped the Giants have the NFL's sixth-best rushing attack.
The way we see it
With DeAngelo Williams staying with the Panthers and Reggie Bush going to the Dolphins, there isn't a huge market for starting running backs anymore, leading to speculation that Bradshaw will stay with the Giants. He and Jacobs work well together, and it's unlikely he will sign elsewhere now that his friend has agreed to give money back for his cause.