The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a one-year contract with former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, a league source said Wednesday.
Jacobs will pair with starting running back Frank Gore. He rushed for 571 yards (3.8 YPC) and scored seven TDs in 2011.
Jacobs will impact Gore's workload, especially around the goal line, where he has a reputation for being a good short-yardage back. This is definitely bad news for Gore. However, barring a RB addition, Ahmad Bradshaw is looking much stronger as the feature back for the Giants.