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New York Giants to Release Running Back Brandon Jacobs, Star-Ledger Says

March 09, 2012

The New York Giants will release Brandon Jacobs after the National Football League’s Super Bowl champions failed to reach an agreement with the running back on a pay cut, the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey, reported.

The Giants last month asked the 29-year-old to reduce his scheduled $4.9 million compensation, the newspaper said, citing a person familiar with the transaction who asked not to be identified because the team hasn’t announced it.

Jacobs, the NFL team’s fourth-round draft-pick in 2005, leaves with 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns.

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