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Friday, February 27, 2009

Brandon Jacobs: A Giant with a 4 Year 25M Deal

Giants, Jacobs reach accord on four-year deal - Sporting News- "New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is off the free-agent watch, signing a four-year, $25 million deal. It includes $13 million guaranteed and $15 million over the deal's first two seasons.
'I was confident all along that this was going to get done I didn't panic one bit,' Jacobs said in a statement released by the team. 'I know the reason we did it the way we did; I knew I was going to be here. I was super-confident and I am here. I'm happy about it.
'This team is full of young talent,' he said. 'We brought some great talent in here the last two years and those guys are still learning and getting better. Our offensive line is great and will continue to be great. There are a lot of young guys on our team that are still playing great, great football. I'm looking for big things out of our football team next year.'
Jacobs is the Giants' featured back and recently receiver the team's franchise tag.
The signing came less than two days before the start of the NFL free agency period.
'Both parties are happy to get a long-term deal done,' Giants GM Jerry Reese said. 'Now Brandon can totally concentrate on the offseason program and get himself ready to go this fall.'
The deal allows the Giants cap room, the Star-Ledger reports. 'Signing Jacobs now allows them to lower his cap number for this upcoming season from $6.621 million and create more space to use in free agency and perhaps on a new deal for quarterback Eli Manning,' according to the story by Mike Garafolo. 'It's unclear what Jacobs' new 2009 cap number is, but it's certainly lower than the previous figure.'
Jacobs turns 27 in July. A bruiser at 6-4, 264 pounds, he was the Giants' featured back the past two seasons and had a team-best 15 touchdowns la"

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