NEW YORK (WFAN) — Seeking the cap space needed to re-sign running back Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants have asked Brandon Jacobs to restructure his contract, according to multiple reports.
Jacobs, due to make $4.65 million this season, is “open to the idea of exploring” the request, reported the Newark Star Ledger’s Mike Garafolo.
The Giants and Jacobs must “have those calculators on overdrive as they try to figure out a trim and seeing if there’s room” for Bradshaw, WFAN’s Paul Dottino tweeted on Wednesday.
Jacobs may have seen the request coming when he said, “As much as I want Ahmad to be here with me … I also have my family, as well, that has to continue to eat,” just before the NFL draft in April.
“I hope he’s back,” he added. “I hate to see someone get another back like that. I want him to be here. But from a business point of it you don’t know what can happen. He may end up going somewhere else or he may end up staying here. Hopefully it’s the second choice, but I just want him to be somewhere and be happy.”
Jacobs rushed for 823 yards on 147 carries last season for an impressive 5.6 yard average. The bruising back found the end zone nine times, compared to Bradshaw’s eight.
Bradshaw rushed for 1,235 yards on 276 carries for a 4.5 yard average in 2010.
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