( 4UMF NEWS ) Giants Release Brandon Jacobs:
The New York Giants released veteran running back Brandon Jacobs on Friday.
Jacobs and the team’s front office were unable to reach an agreement on a reduction to his 2012 salary.
“We tried, couldn’t reach an agreement,” Jacobs said, according to a report on the team’s website. “It’s been great, though. I can’t say anything negative about anybody in the organization.”
Jacobs was slated to earn $4.9 million next season including a roster bonus that was due later this month.
According to the New York Post, the Giants were hoping to lower Jacobs’ salary to free up some salary cap space for 2012, but his representatives resisted, prompting the team to cut ties with the 29-year-old running back.
“Brandon has truly been a great Giant,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “These times are always very hard for me. We don’t know what the future holds for Brandon, but we wish only the very best for him and his family.”
Jacobs, who spent seven seasons with the Giants, leaves New York as the fourth-leading rusher in franchise history with 4,849 yards. He also passed Tiki Barber last season in career rushing touchdowns, setting the new franchise-record at 56.
“It’s been a great ride,” Jacobs said. “It’s a great organization, a standup organization. I had fun. Won two Super Bowls here. I accomplished a lot in my career as a professional athlete here. That’s it. Time to move on.”
Story @ MyFoxNewYork