Brandon Jacobs | RB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 4/9/2013 12:05pm et
Free-agent RB Brandon Jacobs (49ers) said he wants to return to the New York Giants. The Giants haven't ruled it out.
Huddle Up: Thanks to a preseason knee injury and the Niners' RB depth, Jacobs' one-year stint in San Fran was a complete wash. We'll see if there's a place for him back with the G-Men, who have second-year man David Wilson and journeyman Andre Brown atop the RB depth chart.
Posted: 1/1/2013 4:19pm et
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have released RB Brandon Jacobs.
Huddle Up: The ballyhooed signing of Jacobs amounted to all of 7 rushing yards on 5 carries and repeated griping and groaning about a lack of playing time. The only surprise is that one of the league's best teams took this long to rid themselves of the headache.
Posted: 12/11/2012 1:54pm et
The San Francisco 49ers have suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three games of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Will anyone notice? Jacobs has been a complete non-factor all season with all of 7 yards on 5 carries.
Posted: 12/10/2012 12:04pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs, who was inactive in Week 14, is voicing his frustrations over his playing time. Jacobs recently posted photos of himself on Instagram in his Giants uniform with his Super Bowl rings. On Saturday, Dec. 8, he posted a message saying he is "rotting away" on the 49ers. Head coach Jim Harbaugh declined to comment about Jacobs' comments following their Week 14 game. Jacobs has played in two of 13 games since joining the 49ers earlier this year.
Huddle Up: Harbaugh didn't need to comment: in the 49ers win, Anthony Dixon scored and La Michael James saw carries in relief of Frank Gore. It's pretty clear where Jacobs sits in the San Francisco RB pecking order.
Posted: 10/31/2012 7:25pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs has not requested a trade.
Huddle Up: With Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter -- and even Anthony Dixon -- providing the Niners with one of the league's most effective ground games, the chances of Jacobs making any kind of sizable impact this season appear slim, barring, of course, an injury to Gore.
Posted: 10/17/2012 10:21pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) and OT Joe Staley (concussion) are listed as questionable for Week 7. Jacobs fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, while the other two were limited.
Huddle Up: Jacobs is looking to make his 49ers debut, but the club is far more worried about Manningham, the team's 2nd-leading receiver with 24 catches, and Staley, the starting left tackle. The team already has announced that Staley will be a game-time decision, and Alex Boone would get the start if Staley can't go.
Posted: 10/11/2012 12:04pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs has yet to dress for a game after injuring his knee in the preseason and he's not happy about it. Though he claimed he was ready to play last week, the team held Jacobs out of Week 5. "How many times have you seen me (on the field) this year?" Jacobs asked. Jacobs feels he is in game shape. "I feel great. I feel phenomenal..." Jacobs' knee is ready to go, and he would like to play against his former team, the New York Giants, in Week 6; however, he added it's not his call.
Huddle Up: The 49ers have had plenty of offensive success without Jacobs, so right now there's no pressing need to get him back on the field. If and when he does return he'll have to leapfrog Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon just to get Frank Gore's leftovers; there's not much fantasy value to be had there.
Posted: 10/10/2012 11:14pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Oct. 10. Jacobs has not played since suffering an injury in preseason Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Jacobs was thisclose to making his 49ers debut in Week 5, but instead it fittingly looks as if it'll come Sunday against his former team.
Posted: 10/3/2012 11:30pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: It looking as if Jacobs will make his debut with the Niners this Sunday. For fantasy purproses, Frank Gore remains San Fran's No. 1 back, while Kendall Hunter is No. 2. Where Jacobs fits in -- and with how many carries -- remains to be seen. For now, use Gore and Hunter as you usually do, and leave Jacobs on your bench until a clearer picture develops on how he will be used.
Posted: 10/2/2012 6:57pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) said he is ready to play in the team's Week 5 game. "I'm ready to play," Jacobs said. "It's nothing now, it's all gone now."
Huddle Up: Jacobs may be ready to play, but how much he will play is another issue with the Niners seemingly set with a productive RB rotation of Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon.
Posted: 9/19/2012 11:34pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) was in uniform for practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, but he was not wearing pads. Officially, he is listed as having not practiced. He spent the early portion of practice rehabbing on a side field. Jacobs appears doubtful to make his regular-season debut in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: With the Niners 2-0, Frank Gore off to a strong start and Kendall Hunter ably spelling Gore when needed, there's simply no reason for the team to rush Jacobs back into action.
Posted: 9/14/2012 10:40pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) missed practice for a third consecutive day Friday, Sept. 14. He is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, but he is not expected to play.
Huddle Up: Jacobs' San Fran debut will have to wait, and that translates into slight fantasy boosts for starter Frank Gore and top reserve Kendall Hunter.
Posted: 9/6/2012 11:35pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) and WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: It will hurt San Fran's depth if Jacobs and/or Ginn aren't able to play, but for fantasy purposes, both players are well down on the team's depth chart and don't belong in lineups at this point.
Posted: 9/4/2012 6:42pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) was seen shadow boxing in the locker room Tuesday, Sept. 4. His knee is improving, but it is unknown whether he will be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Jacobs definitely is progressing after injuring his knee in the second game of the preseason. However, with Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon ahead of him on the 49ers' depth chart, the question is how many touches he can realistically expect even after he's healthy.
Posted: 8/20/2012 11:47am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs suffered no major damage to his left knee, according to a source with knowledge of his condition.
Huddle Up: On the surface that sounds like good news, but no "major" damage also sounds a bit ominous. Jacobs is battling Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter for carries in San Francisco; if he's even a little dinged up his smallish share of the workload will shrink further.
Posted: 8/20/2012 12:27am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) suffered "no major damage" to his knee, according to MRI results, sources say. There is no timetable yet on how much time he'll miss.
Huddle Up: We don't yet have an exact diagnosis or prognosis, but "no major damage" is at least a positive sign so far. Since no timetable has been set for his return the extent of the injury is still an unknown. In the meantime, second-year back Kendall Hunter will get more work as the emerging No. 2 behind starter Frank Gore. With some good performances he could hold on to that role all season.
Posted: 8/19/2012 12:13am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Houston Texans due to a left knee injury. He was carted off the field and taken to the locker room.
Huddle Up: Tough break for Jacobs, who has made a positive impression in his first preseason with the 49ers. Jacobs was injured on his first carry of the night and didn't return. Jacobs will have an MRI on Sunday, but coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game that the 49ers don't anticipate that the injury is of the season-ending variety. Jacobs and second-year man Kendall Hunter are the top backups behind starter Frank Gore, and a lengthy injury to either one would automatically elevate the other to Gore Handcuff status.
Posted: 6/21/2012 11:51pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs made good on a promise to repay a young fan who emptied out his piggy bank in an effort to keep the running back with the New York Giants. Jacobs recently took Joseph Armento and his brother to the 'Jump-On-In Bounce House' in Boonton, N.J., Wednesday, as a gesture of gratitude. Joseph recently sent $3.36 to Jacobs with the hope of keeping him in New York.
Huddle Up: That's very cool on Jacobs' part. It's good to see him making amends for the bad attitude and selfishness he displayed in New York.