T-Rock's Take on the Giants

For 3rd year in a row, Brandon Jacobs' season ends at a career crossroads

Brandon Jacobs rushes the ball during a game

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Brandon Jacobs had surgery on his left knee yesterday, as doctors performed a cartilage graft to repair osteoarthritis in the joint. I’m not sure exactly what that entails, but it doesn’t sound like something that 31-year-old running backs bounce back from. It doesn’t seem that Jacobs has made any definite decisions about his future, but his NFL career has most likely come to an end.

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Hakeem Nicks looks unencumbered in practice

Hakeem Nicks

(Credit: Hakeem Nicks has not scored a touchdown this season. (Jim McIsaac))

Hakeem Nicks was showing no lingering effects of the abdominal injury that sidelined him last week. The wide receiver was catching fade passes from the quarterbacks during warmups in today’s practice, stretching high for the football in a move that would seem to be impossible (or at least uncomfortable) with any kind of serious strain to the midsection.

Nicks seemed happy to be on the field....

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Loss in opener almost cost Brandon Jacobs a TV, but got him a job

Brandon Jacobs celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Falcons.

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Brandon Jacobs remembers the opening night game against the Cowboys very well.

“I watched the first game at my house with my wife and I and I was so angry I almost broke the TV,” he said of the six-turnover exhibition the Giants had in a 36-31 loss to the Cowboys. “It was a tough night. My in-laws were there, we all watched the game together. I didn’t take that night (well), it didn’t go over...

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Da'Rel Scott waived as Giants sign Dallas Reynolds for OL depth

Running back Da'Rel Scott of the Giants runs

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Da’Rel Scott was the Giants’ starting running back on Sunday and by some statistical measures was the most productive member of the team’s backfield. Now he’s gone.

Scott was waived to make room on the roster for Dallas Reynolds, a center who most recently played for the Eagles and could be in line to replace David Baas with the Giants if Baas’ neck injury does not improve. Jim Cordle started...

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Giants begin 'must-win' week with a spirited practice

Brandon Jacobs #34 of the Giants celebrates his

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

As we’ve seen in the past, a good week of practice is not guaranteed to transfer over to the game on Sunday. But today’s practice, many players agreed, had a little more spark and energy and fire than just a regular Wednesday workout. The Giants are 0-2 and going to Carolina for what nearly everyone considers a must-win game. They began their preparations as if their season is on the line.

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Brandon Jacobs knew he could still play because the 49ers told him so

San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs is

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Brandon Jacobs played in only two games and took five handoffs during his season with the 49ers. But he said he knew his career wasn’t over because the very team that was keeping him on the bench was also keeping him on the roster.

“I didn’t think it was done when they didn’t want to release me,” said Jacobs, who was finally let go just before the playoffs. “I was told point blank: ‘Do I look...

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Baas returns to practice, Prince looks close

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara puts on his helmet

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While most of the attention at practice was on Brandon Jacobs returning to the Giants, perhaps a more significant return was occurring just a few yards away.

David Baas was practicing with the team.

Baas missed the opener while recovering from a sprained MCL and was on the practice field for the first time since that injury today. If he plays on Sunday it could mean a return to normal...

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Coughlin on Jacobs: 'We need him to get ready to play'

Brandon Jacobs screams as he warms up prior

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The last guy to wear the number 34 jersey here was Laron Scott, a 5-9, 184 pound cornerback who was with the Giants in training camp. Today, a 6-4, 265 pounder was wearing it.

Brandon Jacobs participated in his first practice with the Giants since the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, and his first since re-signing with the team on Tuesday. The running back was wearing a different number...

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