Brandon Jacobs became the second member of the reigning Super Bowl champions to join the team they narrowly beat to get there back in January.
The running back who has spent all seven of his pro seasons with the New York Giants agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday with the San Francisco 49ers, according to multiple sources. He will be reunited with wide receiver Mario Manningham, who signed a two-year deal with the 49ers last week after spending the first four years of his career with the Giants.
Jacobs is the fourth-leading rusher in Giants history with 4,849 yards but had settled into a role as backup to Ahmad Bradshaw the last two seasons. Still, Jacobs rushed for 571 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
It's unclear exactly what Jacobs' role will be in San Francisco. He definitely won't be the No. 1 running back -- that job belongs to Frank Gore, who rushed for 1,211 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Jacobs probably will find himself competing for, or sharing, the backup spot with Kendall Hunter, who rushed for 473 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie last season.