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Brandon Jacobs eyeing comeback at a new position

Oct 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) boxes a Philadelphia Eagles goal post pad during pre-game warmups at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Brandon Jacobs is eyeing an NFL comeback at the age of 38. However, he doesn’t plan on returning as a running back. Jacobs wants to return to the league as a defensive end. 

The NFL has seen some players return to the field playing new positions. Tim Tebow and Kelvin Benjamin are making their way back to the league at a new position. Both Tebow and Benjamin will play tight end. 

Jacobs feels he is a better athlete than Tebow and will play defensive end for any team willing to give him a chance. 

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Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) is tackled by Green Bay Packers corner back Tramon Williams (38) during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jacobs played running back in the NFL for nine seasons. He won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants in 2007 and 2011. 

Brandon Jacobs also rushed for over 5,000 yards and 60 touchdowns for both the Giants and 49ers before retiring at 31 years old. He will be 39 in July and feels he still has what it takes to play at the highest level. Jacobs was always a bigger back standing six feet, four inches tall. He’s currently weighing close to 270 pounds. However, he has never played on the defensive line in the NFL and will need to prove he’s worth it.

Jacobs is eyeing a comeback after seeing former players have been signed this off-season. He, like so many others, feels they still have a lot left to prove. However, Jacobs doesn’t have much to prove to the league. He has two Super Bowl rings and stayed in the league for nearly a decade.

Off-season workouts began this week, so we’ll see if Jacobs gets his opportunity. Tebow and Benjamin don’t have guaranteed deals and are not guaranteed to even make the active roster. If Jacobs gets the chance, he will join the shortlist of players making their way back to the league at a new position.

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