The New York Giants and running back Brandon Jacobs reached an agreement Friday to restructure Jacobs' contract, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. The restructuring alleviates pressure on the Giants to get under the NFL's salary cap and allows them to retain the six-year veteran, whom they "possibly" would have cut, Vacchiano says, citing a source, had Jacobs not agreed to take a paycut.
Additionally, this agreement gives New York the opportunity to re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw, the team's other star running back. The 24-year-old led the Giants with 276 carries and 1235 yards last season, though Jacobs topped him in touchdowns (nine to eight) and yards per carry (5.6 to 4.5). According to Vacchiano's source, Bradshaw and the Giants are far apart in contract negotiations, but the team is "aggressively trying to re-sign him." Further, "Jacobs has said many, many times he'd like Bradshaw to return so they continue to be an effective 1-2 [combination]."
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