49ers waive RB Brandon Jacobs

It's too bad Brandon Jacobs can't kick field goals, because 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh might have room for him on the roster. The running back has been waived after one forgettable season in San Francisco that culminated in a three-game suspension for reasons that were never fully explained by the team (though we can guess).

When asked if Jacobs would return to the team for the playoffs, Harbaugh said Monday, "No, he will not."

It probably didn't help that the former Giants back, who was inactive for the first 11 weeks of the season, was outspoken about his lack of playing time.

"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 and their body" Jacobs tweeted in early December.

Those comments came a month after Jacobs tweeted this:


Jacobs later explained the tweets: "People automatically assume it has something to do with this [expletive] sport," he said. "It's not. It's not. I have different companies, and different businesses. I got a life on the outside of football."

Specifically: Jacobs claimed he was complaining about his brother's boss. This makes perfect sense, no one observed.

Jacobs' tenure with the 49ers ends after one season, five carries and seven rushing yards.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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