Archive for September 28th, 2007


Friday, September 28th, 2007

Giants: Jacobs or Ward, who’s your running back?

Giants Rumors & News

Brandon Jacobs participated fully in practice Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee in the season-opening loss to Dallas. No word on whether Jacobs will actually be ready to play Sunday against the Eagles. Derrick Ward has been limited by an ankle injury in practice this week, so best guess is that Jacobs will see at least some action if coach Tom Coughlin thinks he is healthy enough.

So, here is the real question. If both players are healthy, does Jacobs resume his job as the primary running back? Or, has Ward done enough to keep the job or at least split time with Jacobs?

Ever since Tiki Barber retired it has been assumed that Jacobs would be the team’s primary rusher. Ward, a fourth-year player with a scant resume, was an afterthought.

His performance through three games has opened eyes, though. He has 273 yards on 54 carries (a 5.1 yards per carry average) and has caught 14 passes. His 361 total yards are 7th in the league.

Coughlin told Giants.com there …

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