The New York Giants committed six turnovers in an embarrassing season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, with two of them coming by fumbles from Giants’ running back David Wilson.
On Tuesday, “Big Blue” took a Giant step in addressing those issues by re-signing running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal.
The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Jacobs re-signed with the team after a try-out Tuesday. The star running back was let go during the 2012 offseason after helping New York to their second Super Bowl title in five years and later picked up by the San Francisco 49ers. His tenure out west, however, was short-lived as he was released last December after playing through an injury-riddled season out in the Bay Area.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said this week that Wilson will get a chance to redeem himself after a lackluster performance in Dallas, but Jacobs is more than certain to pick up the load as he did through his first seven seasons in New York.
Known for his huge frame and ability to run through opposing tacklers to pick up yards in key situations, Jacobs is the Giants franchise leader in regular-season rushing touchdowns with 56. He’s also rushed for 4,849 yards during a tenure that included Super Bowl titles in 2007 and 2011.
Jacobs could be ready to participate in Sunday night’s home opener against the Denver Broncos.