Brandon Jacobs' time in San Francisco is over. That's the word from Rapid Reporter Kyle Bonagura, who is reporting that Jacobs' time with the 49ers has come to an end and that the locker for the running back they signed before the 2012 season began has been cleared out.
The team has announced that it has suspended Jacobs for the final three games of the season, meaning the 49ers won't have to worry about facing somebody they don't want on their squad.
"I'll go with the Fifth Amendment," coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier Monday when asked if Jacobs was still on the team. "Have no comment about that."
This move shouldn't surprise, especially since Jacobs -- who only had five carries this season -- hasn't hidden his displeasure at the way he has been used in San Francisco.
"I don't understand why people are angry at me because I wanna do what I am paid to do, I am a competitive person, I think people should be mad if I didn't wanna play, but I forgot the people that's pissed they don't have a athletic bone [in] their body," Jacobs wrote Saturday.
When Jacobs signed a one-year, $1.575 million contract in March, he might have expected to have the chance to carry the ball when Frank Gore needed a break. But instead, Kendall Hunter has remained in the backup role. And the introduction of quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the starting lineup also has allowed San Francisco to try for more rushing yards from its signal-caller.
All of which meant Jacobs was the man left out.
To be fair to the team, Jacobs hurt his knee in the preseason and wasn't available to play earlier in the year. But since he has been healthy, he only has seen action in two games.
Plus, there was this exchange, captured by Bonagura:
He posted a New York Giants-related picture to [Instagram], then replied to a fan about his situation with the 49ers.
"Well however it happened we won the Super Bowl lol, I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners this is by far the worst year I ever had, I'll tell you like I told plenty other the I played there 7 yrs and I enjoyed every moment there, if you don't like my GIANT pic stop following me!!!!"
Another follower of his on Instagram said: "Haha you hate playing for the niners huh?"
Jacobs responded: "Yes I do, and for good reason."
Someone else posted a picture indicating they wanted Jacobs off the 49ers, to which Jacobs commented: "They won't let me out I tried."
Now, it appears the 49ers have given him that courtesy after all.
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