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Brandon Jacobs makes Giants return

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Jacobs back in the Giants fold. (©GettyImages)
Jacobs back in the Giants fold. (©GettyImages).

The New York Giants picked up 31-year-old veteran Brandon Jacobs on Tuesday after an abysmal running game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

Jacobs was drafted by the Giants in 2005 and won two Superbowl rings with the team, the second of which came at Superbowl XLVI, which was Jacobs' last game with the team.

He returned back to the team in order to provide cover for injured running back Andre Brown, after David Wilson and Da'rell Scott combined for three fumbles in Texas on the opening night of the season.

It is expected that Wilson will hold onto the starting spot for Sunday's game against Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos, despite two fumbles leading him to be benched early by Tom Coughlin.

Jacobs won't have as big a role in the team's offence as he did during his first stint between 2005-2012. However, it seems that he will split carries with Wilson and will serve as a mentor to the young running back.

The veteran heavily improves the team's run block offence, and will be looking to help Wilson improve his blocking and ability to take care of the football. This is an area he has struggled with early in his promising career, after being drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2012.

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