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Brandon Jacobs

Brandon Jacobs - #45 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 264 lbs.
Birthday 07/06/1982
Birthplace Napoleonville, LA
College Southern Illinois
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 4th round, 9th pick by Giants

49ers release RB Jacobs

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The 49ers will release RB Brandon Jacobs on Monday, Jim Harbaugh confirmed to reporters.

49ers suspend RB Jacobs for rest of season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The 49ers suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three regular-season games of 2012, the team announced Monday.

Battle could be brewing for 49ers' No. 2 RB role

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The 49ers must decide whether veteran Brandon Jacobs or rookie LaMichael James will be the primary replacement for injured RB Kendall Hunter.

Gore-Hunter duo making Jacobs a nonfactor

Posted Oct. 27, 2012 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
According to the Whispers we're hearing around the NFC, it won't be a surprise if RB Brandon Jacobs remains a nonfactor for the 49ers.

49ers RB Jacobs suffers potentially serious knee injury

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Niners free-agent addition Brandon Jacobs was carried off the field with what looked like a serious knee injury in the preseason game against Houston.

New team, new fantasy expectations for these RBs

Posted Aug. 01, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes a look at how the fantasy values for five running backs changed now that they are on new teams.

Verdict out on Niners rookie James

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Is Niners No. 2 draft pick LaMichael James considered the hands-down heir apparent to Frank Gore? Not so fast, our team insiders tell us.

Giants' backfield picture more focused now

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The Giants’ drafting of first-round pick RB David Wilson from Virginia Tech makes their backfield picture — and maybe their special teams — a little clearer.

Wilson more Barber clone than Jacobs replacement

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Let’s get this out of the way first: New Giants RB David Wilson, the final pick of the Thursday’s first round, is not a replacement for Brandon Jacobs.

Niners keep shaking things up under center

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
After finally signing starting QB Alex Smith to a new three-year deal, the Niners appear to have a drama developing at backup quarterback.

Report: 49ers agree to terms with RB Jacobs

Posted March 28, 2012 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The 49ers agreed to terms with former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Giants release RB Jacobs

Posted March 09, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Giants announced Friday that they have released RB Brandon Jacobs.

They Said It: Post-Super Bowl edition

Posted Feb. 06, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Ten of the best quotes from the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVI, from the likes of Tom Brady, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and Brandon Jacobs.

Giants backs can turn around their season

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
It hasn't been a great season for the Giants' running backs on the ground, but they can show their value in Super Bowl XLVI in a variety of ways.

Report: Jacobs says Burress wants to be a Giant again

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Could free-agent WR Plaxico Burress rejoin Big Blue in 2012? Giants RB Brandon Jacobs thinks so.


Posted Dec. 31, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers parted ways for good with Jacobs on Monday, an expected move after the outspoken player was suspended for the final three regular-season games.||||||| The team said that even if Jacobs were to be claimed by another team off waivers, he would not be eligible to play during the postseason and only once the Super Bowl was done - so, that certainly came into the timing of the move. Jacobs was suspended Dec. 10, though the team didn't provide a reason or explain why he was being punished.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers have suspended Jacobs for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was "on this team rotting away."||||||| The 49ers said Monday, about two hours after coach Jim Harbaugh's news conference, that Jacobs had been disciplined. Jacobs became increasingly verbal in his frustration via social media during the weekend over a lack of playing time. Harbaugh declined to address Jacobs' comments, even when asked whether Jacobs is still on the team. He said he was invoking his "fifth amendment" right.
Posted Dec. 09, 2012
Jacobs is becoming even more frustrated with his extremely limited role for San Francisco. He said via Instagram that he is "on this team rotting away" while referring to his first season with the Niners as his "worst" yet during an eight-year career that included seven with the New York Giants.||||||| The 30-year-old Jacobs has five carries for 7 yards while being active for only two games with the NFC West-leading Niners (8-3-1), who hosted the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Jacobs - inactive again with rookie LaMichael James active for the first time - has repeatedly referred any questions about his playing time to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
Jacobs is on the active roster for the first time after a left knee injury sidelined the former New York Giants running back since the preseason.||||||| Jacobs could make his Niners debut.
Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Jacobs is inactive again for San Francisco.||||||| He had hoped to make his 49ers debut against his former team. He has not played since injuring his left knee in preseason.