Brandon Jacobs playing it safe

The thought of remaining idle during a possible NFL lockout had Giants running back Brandon Jacobs considering a new sport. But after weighing the risks of injury, Jacobs decided he won't be tossing his hat into the ring -- boxing ring that is.

Updated: March 8, 2011, 5:00 PM ET
By Jane McManus

Brandon Jacobs doesn't want to be idle in the event of an NFL lockout, and the Giants running back and boxing enthusiast had considered the idea of trying to get a few fights during any work stoppage. Boxing is verboten while Jacobs is under contract, but if the owners lock out players, they can finally skydive and bull ride to their hearts content.

But ultimately, Jacobs reconsidered because of a very current NFL health issue.

"It's not that I can't do it because I can ...

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