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Jacobs: Good to go from neck to toe

Running back Brandon Jacobs gestures at a fan

Running back Brandon Jacobs gestures at a fan at Giants training camp in Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 2, 2010) Credit: Jon Winslow

Brandon Jacobs said his neck is “really good actually” and he plans on participating in today’s practice.

“I can turn it in every direction it goes in,” he said. “It’s fine. It’s right on track to be where I need to be … I’ll be out there today, full speed, doing what’s called upon for me to do.”

Jacobs said that he suffered the injury on Thursday when he was weightlifting, doing shrug exercises. He said he was not properly warmed up for the move and felt his neck pinch.

“It was painful, but it was something that was going to go away,” he said. “I knew that with proper treatment and taking care of it the right way it was never really a big issue with me.

“I didn’t think it was going to be to the point of missing the game,” he added. “I just thought it was something that was going to go away and I would be right out there. But it was so close to the game, that’s why I ended up missing the game.”

Jacobs didn’t seem too concerned about the injury or missing time against the Steelers.

“I feel like I’ve been running good so far,” he said of is preseason. “In training camp and the Jets game I played in I felt like I ran pretty well. Only time will tell. I feel good. One hundred percent. My legs are feeling great, my hips are good, my ankles good, my toes, everything is good.

“I don’t have any rust,” he said. “This is what I do. It’s my sixth year in the league, I know what it is, I know what it’s coming to and there’s no rust. Just get out there and do what I’m called upon to do.”

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