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Ex-Giants RB Brandon Jacobs eyes comeback as DE

Former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs says he’s ready to return to the NFL … as a defensive end.

Jacobs, who will turn 39 in July, tagged the Giants while announcing his intentions during his Twitter post on Thursday.

“@Giants I am ready. I am ready to hit sack any QB out there,” Jacobs wrote.

Jacobs doubled down on his intentions by referencing the comeback attempt of Tim Tebow, who is returning to the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending four seasons in the New York Mets system. The 33-year-old Tebow is a former quarterback, but is trying to land a spot on the Jaguars roster at tight end.

“Well, since Tebow came back after being off a good bit, I am announcing today that I, too, will come back. I will play defensive end for whatever team gives me a chance,” Jacobs tweeted. “I am really serious about coming back as a defensive end. I can still run, I am strong and there’s no way Tim Tebow is a better athlete than I am. I just need a shot, that’s it! If I can’t cut it I’ll take it like a man. Just give me one chance that’s all!”

Jacobs rushed for 5,094 yards and 60 touchdowns in 109 career games with the New York Giants (2005-11, 2013) and San Francisco 49ers (2012). He also had 82 receptions for 743 yards and four scores.

–Field Level Media

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