Brandon Jacobs announced his retirement from football.
"I've had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad," Jacobs said in a statement. "The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long." A bruising, powerful runner, Jacobs is hanging up his cleats after nine years in the league. He underwent a "rare" knee procedure last month, and had been plagued by knee woes each of the past two years, totaling just 63 carries. The "Earth" in New York's former Earth, Wind and Fire trio, Jacobs retires having averaged 4.5 yards on 1,141 career totes. It's a sensational number. Jacobs had 1,000-yard years in 2007-08. Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:33:00 PM