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Leaving The Giants Was “Just About Money” Says Jacobs

Brandon Jacobs (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Brandon Jacobs (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - In an interview with Jim Rome on CBS Sports Network’s show “ROME”, former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs said that leaving the team was all about money.

“It was just about money,” the seven-year veteran explained. “That’s all it was. A couple hundred thousand.”

Jacobs was asked “For a couple hundred thousand bucks, wouldn’t you want to stay there? Wouldn’t they want you there?’’ He responded by saying, “You would think so.’’

The 2005 fourth-round draft pick signed a one-year deal with a potential value of over $2 million with the San Francisco 49ers on March 28 when he could not agree to terms with the Giants. It will be his first time playing in the NFL with a team other than the Giants.

The 29-year-old rushed for 571 yards and seven touchdowns last season for the G-Men. New York defeated the 49ers last season in the NFC championship game en route to Jacob’s second Super Bowl win.

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