Jacobs confident he'll be a Giant

February, 21, 2012
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After saying he wants to return and is open to restructuring his contract recently, Brandon Jacobs is confident he will remain a New York Giant.

"Well, I have spoken to my agent and I do expect to be fully back with the New York Giants next season," Jacobs said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday. "These guys in the front office, they've been doing this for years. They know what they gotta do. I want to be back. But they actually know what has to be done if they want me back."

The Giants have a decision to make with Jacobs. He is due a $500,000 roster bonus in March and is scheduled to make $4.4 million this season.

Jacobs restructured his contract last summer to help the Giants re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw. And he said last week that he would be open to restructuring his deal again as long as it is fair.

The Giants are $9 million over the cap at the moment according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. So the Giants will have some choices ahead, especially with more than 20 unrestricted free agents.

But Jacobs sounds as if he will get his wish of returning to defend the Giants' title. At what price, though, remains to be seen.

"If they don't want me back then that's another story in itself, then nothing has to be done," he said. "But I got a feeling that they do. So, you know, things get worked out. I definitely plan on being [with] Big Blue for the 2012 season."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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