First it was a hamstring injury in Week 6, then it was a setback on that injury, and now it’s the return of the knee issues. Brandon Jacobs is having an extremely difficult season on the injury front, but at least the New York Giants have Andre Brown back from a broken leg. Jacobs’s injury initially severely hurt the Giants depth at the running back position, but Brown was excellent last week and will continue to be the workhorse with David Wilson out for the season.
It will be interesting to see how many carries the No. 2 back gets behind Brown, because the two backs vying for No. 2 duties are Peyton Hillis and Jacobs. Although Jacobs has severe knee issues, he’s shown up better than Hillis when healthy. It’s been a while since Jacobs has played and his practice record has been spotty due to injuries, but there’s encouraging news on him right now. According to the New York Daily News’s Ralph Vacchiano , Brandon Jacobs is back at practice for the Giants today.
It’s good news for the Giants RB depth, but Jacobs will have to put in another practice session tomorrow to have a shot at playing this week against the Green Bay Packers. Jacobs will most likely be the No. 3 back behind Hillis, and it’s a bit of an uphill battle for Jacobs at this point due to his injuries.