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Report: Giants Re-Sign RB Brandon Jacobs

Update:

Mike Garafolo reports that the New York Giants are re-signing RB Brandon Jacobs.

  • Jacobs receives a one-year deal from the Giants. (Adam Schefter)
  • The Giants are expecting Jacobs to provide some leadership to David Wilson. (Mike Garafolo)
  • Willis McGahee and George Winn reportedly also worked for the Giants.

Jacobs, 31, spent seven seasons with the Giants before being cut loose and joining the 49ers. He’s found no interest in the last year or so, but apparently the Giants are confident that he’ll be able to help this season.

HC Tom Coughlin mentioned that they’re not ready to move on from David Wilson, but it’s clear he’ll need to improve his all around game to see a decent number of carries in the coming weeks.

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Mike Garafolo reports that the Giants did not bring in former Jets RB Joe McKnight for a workout on Tuesday and instead brought in former Patriots RB George Winn.

Brandon Jacobs and Willis McGahee‘s workouts have been confirmed. We’re still waiting to hear if anyone has signed.

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Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the Giants will work out a group of veteran running backs which including Brandon Jacobs on Tuesday.

Both of these players have been suggested as possibilities for the Giants since Andre Brown went down with an injury, but New York hasn’t shown a lot of interest in either player. The Giants have already met with Beanie Wells and Jonathan Dwyer, but Dwyer re-signed with the Steelers earlier Monday.

David Wilson‘s continued struggles, as well as the Giants limited depth at the position has left them a limited number of options. The running back position alone contributed three turnovers in what ended up being a much closer game than one would expect when a single team commits six turnovers.

We’ll have more as the news is available.

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Ralph Vacchiano reports that the Giants brought in free agent RBs Beanie Wells and Jonathan Dwyer for workouts on Tuesday.

Clearly, the Giants are looking for some additional behind David Wilson now that Andre Brown will be out for at least a portion of the 2013 season season following a leg fracture he suffered in the team’s final preseason game.

Wells has generated almost no interest the entire offseason since the Cardinals cut him loose.

A recent report indicated that the Steelers were concerned about Dwyer not taking his job seriously. This is the first reported visit for him.

Washington was just released by New England, so he hasn’t had a lot of time to make the rounds and visit with prospective teams.