Jerry Reese removes any doubt for Brandon Jacobs
Brandon Jacobs might not be too sure about his status with the New York Giants.
One person is.
General manager Jerry Reese is confident Jacobs will not be going anywhere, not in 2011 anyway.
The Giants are expected to try to re-sign running back Ahmad Bradshaw, and Jacobs wasn’t convinced that move would leave them with enough room to keep him. He’s signed for $4.65 million this coming season.
“I guess you have to consider the source when Brandon starts talking,” general manager Jerry Reese joked on ESPN 1050 according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. “You can’t read a lot into what Brandon is saying sometimes. We do expect Brandon to be part of the football team this fall. He is under contract. Brandon does talk a lot and like I said, sometimes you got to tune some of that stuff out that he is talking about.”
Not only is Jacobs expected back this season, he’s supposed to have a bigger role in the offense.
“He’s just talking,” Reese said. “Brandon likes to talk, sometimes he talks just to talk. Us here, in the Giants, in our building, we let some of that talk go off our back like a duck and we don’t worry about it too much.”
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