Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Jacobs' disappointing season with
the San Francisco 49ers will have an early ending, with the team announcing on
Monday that it has suspended the disgruntled running back for the final three
The 49ers have yet to publicly disclose their reasoning for the move, though
Jacobs has been grumbling over his limited role this season and recently
engaged in a social media spat with several San Francisco fans that were
displeased with the offseason addition having posted pictures on his Instagram
account of him with his former team, the New York Giants.
"I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of
anything that say niners," Jacobs responded to a fan according to a Comcast
SportsNet Bay Area report from this past weekend. "This is by far the worst
year I ever had, I'll tell you like I told plenty others."
Jacobs, who signed a one-year contract with the Niners in March after being
released by the Giants, has been active in only two games this season and had
a mere five rushing attempts totaling seven yards.
The eight-year pro put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the
Giants in 2007 and 2008, ranking among the league leaders with 15 rushing
touchdowns as well during the last of those campaigns, but his production has
declined in each of the past four seasons since.
Jacobs would be eligible to return if the NFC West-leading 49ers reach the
playoffs, though it appears unlikely he'd be active given how sparingly he's
been used this season.
The Sports Network