future of the funk
- Apr 8, 2004
- Reaction score
- Colorado Springs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the contract says veteran running back Brandon Jacobs and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
ESPN first reported Jacobs would join the NFC West champion 49ers. A person confirmed the deal Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to make a formal announcement. Jacobs was released March 9 by the New York Giants after he failed to reach agreement on a restructured deal.
He is expected to play behind Frank Gore and could share the backup role with Kendall Hunter.
Jacobs spent seven seasons with New York, winning two Super Bowls and beating the 49ers 20-17 in overtime of the NFC championship game at Candlestick Park on Jan. 22.
The 29-year-old Jacobs ran for 571 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a backup to Ahmad Bradshaw. He is the fourth-leading rusher in franchise history with 4,849 yards, but saw his role diminish with the emergence of Bradshaw.