The 49ers today released running back Brandon Jacobs, who was suspended for the last three games of the season. Other teams can claim Jacobs but he can't join that team until after the Super Bowl. In other words, Jacobs will not be joining the Seahawks or Packers or any other team during the playoffs.
Jacobs drew the ire of the 49ers for griping about his lack of playing time throughout the season, including a few prolific posts on Instagram and Twitter earlier this month. The ex-Giant posted a number of photos of himself in a Giants uniform, which sparked a cyber imbroglio with fans.
The 49ers signed Jacobs in free agency to be a backup to Frank Gore. He looked good in the exhibition season but suffered a knee injury that cost him the first month of the regular season. He never could surpass Kendall Hunter on the depth chart and Anthony Dixon was more useful as a special teams player. Jacobs only suited up for two games and finished with five carries for seven yards. He was further made expendable by the emergence of rookie LaMichael James.
Jacobs took to Twitter again today but was far more conciliatory in his tone. Wrote Jacobs: "Don't be alarmed this was the plan, in saying that I wanna thank them for the opportunity, I wish the team luck in the playoffs."
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