Brandon Jacobs announces his retirement

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.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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