49ers announce Brandon Jacobs deal

Updated: April 6, 2012, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers have officially announced the signing of running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year contract.

The 49ers made the announcement Friday, more than a week after the two sides agreed to terms. Jacobs was released on March 9 by the Super Bowl champion Giants after both failed to work out a restructured contract.

He is expected to play behind Frank Gore and compete with second-year pro Kendall Hunter for carries with the NFC West champion 49ers.

Jacobs spent seven seasons with New York, winning two Super Bowls and helping the Giants beat the 49ers 20-17 in overtime of the NFC championship game at Candlestick Park on Jan. 22. The 29-year-old Jacobs ran for 571 yards and seven touchdowns last season as his role diminished behind emerging Ahmad Bradshaw.


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