By Josh Dhani

The New York Giants needed to address their running back situation after struggling with it during Week 1 of the 2013 NFL regular season versus the Dallas Cowboys.

After working out former franchise running back Brandon Jacobs, New York will be bringing back the veteran on a one-year deal, per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

Jacobs had limited time with the San Francisco 49ers last season, as he ended up getting suspended. Now Jacobs is 31 years old, and the Giants hope he has just enough left in the tank to carry the team's ground attack this season. It will be interesting to see, considering the fact that Jacobs hasn't had 200 carries or more since the 2009 season.

Jacobs will be splitting a lot of carries with David Wilson, and he will help mentor the young halfback as well. Wilson has obvious struggles, as the second-year pro fumbled twice in the 36-31 Sunday Night Football loss to the Cowboys. Wilson ended up getting benched due to that, the second straight year he was taken out of the starting lineup in the season opener due to that.

After that debacle, it was clear New York needed to an older back to help ease out this situation. Many reported that Willis McGahee was an option. Michael Turner could have also worked. Personally, I think those two would have been better signings, but I think New York decided to roll with Jacobs due to the long relationship he has had with the team.

Jacobs was cut following the Giants 2012 Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots due to salary cap reasons. Now he's back looking to prove he should have been kept all along. 


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