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49ers sign former Giants RB Jacobs

8:16 PM, Apr 6, 2012   |    comments
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Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year contract.

The move, reported last week, was officially announced Friday.

Jacobs, 29, played his first seven NFL seasons for the Giants, winning two Super Bowls and scoring a franchise-record 56 rushing touchdowns.

In a statement, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team was "pleased to add a player with Brandon's wealth of experience and talent."

"He has been productive throughout his career, and provides our offense a different dimension," said Baalke. "We look forward to incorporating Brandon into our system."

Jacobs carried the ball 152 times for 571 yards and seven touchdowns this past season, which ended in a Super Bowl title.

He has rushed for 4,849 yards in his career and 461 yards and four touchdowns in 11 postseason games, including five starts.

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