RB Brandon Jacobs Retires: RB Brandon Jacobs announced his retirement from football on Twitter on Thursday. Jacobs played eight seasons for the New York Giants (2005-2011, 2013) and one season with the San Francisco 49ers (2012). In 2013, in seven games, Jacobs rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns. He had cartilage graft surgery to repair osteo-arthritis in his left knee on December 11 and was placed on Injured Reserve the next day. Jacobs leaves the NFL as the Giants’ #4 leading rusher in franchise history with 5,087 yards and #1 rushing touchdown leader with 60. (Both figures are regular-season totals).
“After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats,” wrote Jacobs. “I’ve had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad. The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long. I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come!”
After the 2008 season, Jacobs received the BigBlueInteractive.com “Giant of the Year” trophy. That season, Jacobs rushed for 1,089 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin on WFAN: The audio of Friday’s WFAN interview with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at CBS New York. For an overview of the interview, see Giants coach Tom Coughlin insists Kevin Gilbride wasn’t forced out by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger.
Safety Antrel Rolle Named Second-Team All Pro: New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has been named second-team All Pro by the Associated Press. Rolle finished the 2013 season with 98 tackles, 2 sacks, 12 pass defenses, 6 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery.
Giants.com Q&A with LB Jon Beason: The video of a recent Giants.com Q&A with LB Jon Beason is available at Giants.com.
Articles on New York Giant Offensive Coordinator Candidates:
- Kevin Gilbride’s replacement can’t fix everything wrong with NY Giants by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
- Potential candidates to replace Kevin Gilbride by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- With Kevin Gilbride gone, will Mike Sullivan be next offensive coordinator? by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
Best of Sights & Sounds: A best of sights & sounds video is available from Giants.com.