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Significant Backup Role For Brandon Jacobs?

San Francisco running back Brandon Jacobs is on track to secure the backup running back position. The question is, how big of a role could Jacobs have in the running game playing behind Frank Gore?

“Through seven practices, Brandon Jacobs looks to be in good shape for, not only a roster spot, but a significant backup role,”  Matt Maiocco wrote for CSNBayArea.com

It appears the 49ers plan to use Jacobs on the goal line and in short yardage situations. This could be good news for Gore in terms of his health. This could help Gore, who has dealt with injuries in year’s past, stay on the field.