NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Giants and Brandon Jacobs have agreed to a “small restructure” of his contract, according to the New York Daily News.
The move was likely completed to make salary cap room for Ahmad Bradshaw — if he decides to return to New York.
“Jacobs, per a source, agreed to a salary cut this year,” the Daily News’ Ralph Vacchiano tweeted on Friday, adding the running back can earn back some of the lost wages in incentives.
The terms of Jacobs’ adjusted deal are not yet known. He was due due to make $4.65 million this season.
Vacchiano added Jacobs will make his full $4.9 million salary in 2012.
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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