Brandon Jacobs finds new home with San Francisco 49ers. Jacobs signed a one-year deal with the NFC West champions. No. 27 was reportedly due a $500,000 roster bonus in March along with a $4.4 million base salary for 2012. Jacobs was released March 9 by the New York Giants after negations to reach an agreement on his restructured deal failed.
Jacobs will play a backup role in the backfield to primary running back Frank Gore. Jacobs will also rejoin former teammate and Super Bowl champion wide receiver Mario Manningham, who recently signed a two-year deal with the 49ers. Jacobs rushed for 152 carries and averaged a run-of-the-mill 3.8 rushing-yards last season. Brandon managed to see the end zone just seven times last season. Jacobs brings experience and leadership to a team that undoubtedly has a chance to repeat last year’s performance or supersede their 13-3 record under first year new head coach Jim Harbaugh.