Jacobs likely a no-go against Giants

October, 11, 2012
10/11/12
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It sounds like Brandon Jacobs won't get a chance to play against his old team on Sunday.

The former Giants running back, who spent his first seven seasons with Big Blue and earned two Super Bowl rings before joining the 49ers, has yet to play in a game this year, after suffering a knee injury during the preseason.

“Right now could I go out and play? Yes,” Jacobs told reporters Thursday, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “But would it be smart? No. I’m taking the opportunity I have to get healthy.”

Jacobs sang a different tune on Wednesday, however, telling Mike Garafolo of USA Today, "I feel great. I feel phenomenal. My leg is as fresh as yours."

When asked about possibly not suiting up against the Giants on Sunday, Jacobs said, "It would disappoint me a lot. But like I said, it's not my call."

Sounds like Mr. Jacobs is not a happy camper on the West Coast -- even if he tried to put a positive spin on things Thursday.

One thing's for sure -- the 49ers have been fine without him. San Francisco leads in the NFL in rushing, averaging 196.2 yards per game.
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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