Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (27) celebrates after Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Jacobs Signs With San Francisco 49ers


The San Francisco 49ers already have star running back Frank Gore, but they have added another powerful force to the backfield that will help the offense — former New York Giant Brandon Jacobs, who had a franchise record 56 rushing touchdowns.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced the news:

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Jacobs will join former teammate Mario Manningham in the Bay Area. While Gore remains the unquestioned number one back, Jacobs will handle goal-line and short-yardage duties. The backfield is now loaded with Gore, Jacobs and the promising Kendall Hunter.

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