The New York Giants should have another offensive weapon when the team returns to the field after a Week 7 bye. Running back Brandon Jacobs told reporters he expects to return against the Miami Dolphins in New York's next game.
"No question about it," Jacobs, who said most of the swelling is gone, told reporters Tuesday. "There's no doubt in my mind."
Jacobs has missed the last two games with a sprained MCL suffered in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals. He told reporters an MRI on his knee came back negative, and that he has been "very surprised" by how long he has missed.
"We got the MRI -- and the MRI came back negative -- and then those things get a little tricky when you're dealing with swelling," Jacobs said. "But I think things are good now and we got the bye and it couldn't have come at a better time. So I'll get this week off and we'll go from there."
Jacobs said he will go on vacation during the bye week, but will continue to get treatment. Seeing his teammates play without him has been difficult.
"You see your teammates out there fighting and scratching hard for 60 minutes and you want to be out there helping them. That's the only thing you think about," Jacobs said. "You see your teammates out there and you wanna be there for them, and it sucks when you can't when you're hurt."
Jacobs has averaged fewer than ten carries per game this season, and said he does not expect his role to increase when he returns to the lineup.
Asked about how much of a load he expects when he comes back, Jacobs replied, "When I say play, I mean do what I did before, three or four carries, five carries, whatever they ask." ...
"Listen man," Jacobs said. "I just take what I'm given, and I try to make it the best I can. That's it."