It’s fair to wonder when the New York Giants will get Brandon Jacobs back from his knee and hamstring injuries, because the veteran RB hasn’t played since Week 6. At first it was a hamstring injury and a later setback, but now Jacobs is dealing with chronic knee issues. That doesn’t come as a surprise, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Giants cut ties with Jacobs either. Although they don’t have much depth at RB without David Wilson anymore, Jacobs’s lack of health clearly makes him an expendable player despite his big Week 6 performance against the Bears.
According to NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, Brandon Jacobs is not practicing today to start the week’s worth of practices, and it will be interesting to see if the Giants are finally able to get him back on the practice field on Friday. It seems doubtful that he makes his return this week against the Green Bay Packers, and his knee injury is troubling enough that he could very well never play another snap for the Giants this season.
Hopefully he can return to health soon, but Andre Brown’s play makes Jacobs’s return less necessary for sure. It would be nice for the Giants to get Jacobs back to full health soon, but that’s mostly for depth purposes. Jacobs’s injury situation is a murky one, but it’s less important now that Brown is healthy and as effective as ever.