Brandon Jacobs: 49ers were 'scared' to cut me

Brandon Jacobs: 49ers were 'scared' to cut me
September 12, 2013, 11:00 am
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Brandon Jacobs played in two games for the 49ers, posting a total of seven yards on five carries. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Brandon Jacobs, who recently re-signed with his former team, the New York Giants, spoke out about his brief stint in San Francisco and offered strong words. Jacobs said his time with the 49ers was a "curse," Jacobs says he strongly urged the 49ers to cut him, but was met with opposition, leading him to the notion that the 49ers were "scared" to release him.

"I didn’t think I was done because they didn’t want to release me," Jacobs said. “I was told point-blank, 'Do I look like a fool? I release you and you’ll be with somebody else and come back and play against us?' I felt good about it. I’m like, 'I see, y’all are scared of me. It’s cool. I’m alright.'"

Jacobs played in two games for the 49ers, posting a total of seven yards on five carries. He took to Twitter to voice his frustrations last December, saying, "This is by far the worst year I ever had."

[REWIND: Jacobs rips 49ers, fans on Twitter]

In response, the 49ers suspended him without pay for the final three games of the season, preventing Jacobs from joining another team and effectively ending his tenure with San Francisco.

[REWIND: 49ers suspend Jacobs]

The 49ers do not have a regular season game scheduled against the Giants, so if Jacobs is to strike fear into the 49ers coaching staff this year, he'll have to do it in the playoffs.