Brandon Jacobs announces his retirement

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Veteran New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has announced his retirement.

Jacobs finished his career with 5,094 yards and 60 touchdowns.

The 31-year-old rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns this season in seven games.

The 6-foot-4, 264-pound power back played eight of his nine seasons with the Giants, spending the 2012 season with the San Francisco 49ers.

“After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats,” Jacobs wrote on his official Twitter account. “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!”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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