Source: 49ers to sign Brandon Jacobs

Updated: March 28, 2012, 6:24 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a one-year contract with former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, a league source said Wednesday.

Jacobs is the second former Giant to join the 49ers this offseason, following receiver Mario Manningham, who signed a two-year contract last week. The Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game last season.

In San Francisco, Jacobs will join a backfield led by starting running back Frank Gore. He could share the 49ers' backup ...

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