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Brandon Jacobs Expects To Leave New York Giants After 2011 Season

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs told Men's Fitness Magazine he expects to leave the Giants after this season.

"I'm just here, doing the best that I can do to help my team," Jacobs said. "I come out to win; it's up to them whether or not they want to use me.

"I just can't wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know? Next year, hopefully. This is a business and you have to look at it that way. I just want to get out there and show myself. It's going to have to be for another team, but it is what it is. It comes with the territory."

The 29-year old Jacobs is set to earn $2.9 million in base salary next season, and the Giants will need to make a decision whether they want to retain him. Jacobs has seen a diminished carry load the past two seasons, averaging just 9.5 rushing attempts per game this year as Ahmad Bradshaw's backup.

Jacobs would like a larger role, and he does not expect it to come in New York. When asked if he sees himself with the Giants beyond his current contract, Jacobs replied, "No, I don't."

Jacobs also took offense to the notion that he shies away from hits.

"There's a lot of people that really don't know what they're talking about," Jacobs said. "First off, I don't really get a lot of chances to prove [myself]. As a back, you need to get out and get going, get a couple carries. You know, get the pace of the game down. ... I don't get enough carries to say I was part of anything, so people can say what the hell they want to say."

-- For more on the Jacobs story and to join a discussion about it with Giants' fans, see Big Blue View.