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Brandon Jacobs says goodbye, like only he can

Ahmad Bradshaw, DeAngelo Hall, Chris Snee, Rocky McIntosh, Kareem McKenzie

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) leaps over Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Landover, Md. The Giants defeated the Redskins 17-14, but were eliminated from the playoffs with a Green Bay Packers victory over the Chicago Bears. From left, New York Giants guard Chris Snee, Bradshaw, Hall, Washington Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh (52), and New York Giants offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


As Florio mentioned, the offseason officially started for 20 teams on Monday.

One of the Giants’ biggest priorities this offseason will be figuring out what to do at the running back position. The team’s rushing attack finished sixth in the league because of a breakout season by Ahmad Bradshaw (1,549 yards from scrimmage) and improved effectiveness from Brandon Jacobs (5.3 yards-per-carry) in a backup role.

Bringing the gang back together isn’t so simple, though. Bradshaw is scheduled for unrestricted free agency. Zach Berman of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that Bradshaw’s fumbling issues could make the Giants think twice about giving him a huge deal.

Jacobs, meanwhile, is due $4.65 million next season. That’s a lot for a backup, no matter how effective he was this season.

“You’re all getting pictures of Brandon Jacobs leaving, wondering if he’ll ever return,” Jacobs said Monday via the New York Daily News. “That’ll be your caption tomorrow. F--- you all.”

Nice knowing you too Brandon.