The Giants placed Brandon Jacobs on the injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
This likely ends Jacobs’ second stint with New York. The 31 year-old Jacobs was re-signed by the Giants in early September to augment the RB corps which had dwindling numbers all summer and still does. The move leaves the Giants with just three RBs: Andre Brown, Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox.
Jacobs has carried the ball just 14 times since he toted it 22 times in Week 6 against the Bears. He’s missed five of the Giants’ past seven games and recently admitted that his knee is nowhere near 100 percent, adding that he’ll need a clean-out procedure in the offseason. Jacobs can go ahead and get it now. In seven games with the Giants this season, Jacobs rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns on 58 carries. He’ll turn 32 next July. Jacobs’ career may be finished. The Giants were the only team willing to sign him in 2013.
Should Jacobs not return the team next season or in the future, make no mistake – he has left his mark. He is the all-time club leader in rushing TDs with 60; is fourth in rushing yards (5,087) behind Tiki Barber, Rodney Hampton and Joe Morris and has 13 100-yard rushing games, fourth-highest in team history.
The Giants promoted LB Marcus Dowtin from the practice squad to take Jacobs’ spot on the active roster. In other practice squad moves, LB Darin Drakeford was dropped and DE Kendrick Adams and CB Chaz Powell were added.