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Report: Brandon Jacobs Signs With San Francisco 49ers

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Well, you can forget all that talk about Brandon Jacobs returning to the New York Giants. Adam Schefter just reported that Jacobs will join the San Francisco 49ers.

That's a bit of a stunner, and a great landing spot for the veteran Jacobs. The big man will back up star running back Frank Gore with the 49ers, a run-first team that took the Giants to overtime in the NFC Championship Game a couple of months ago.

So, the Ahmad Bradshaw-Brandon Jacobs running back tandem is officially no more. That means a real opportunity for veteran D.J. Ware and second-year man Da'Rel Scott, a seventh-round pick a season ago. It also means an increased likelihood that a running back could be selected by the Giants somewhere in the early portion of the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.