Source: Ex-Giant Jacobs to join 49ers

PALM BEACH, Fla. Former New York Giants running back will now back up San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore after agreeing to a one-year contract Wednesday, a league source confirmed.

Jacobs, 29, rushed for 571 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown last season.

The bruising runner was cut by the Giants before he was due a $500,000 roster bonus.

Jacobs was also due a $4.4 million base salary next season.

A former Giants fourth-round draft pick from Souther Illinois, Jacobs has rushed for 4,849 career yards and 56 touchdowns.

Jacobs is an unusually large running back at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds.

However, he's not coming off one of his better seasons and didn't draw heavy interest in free agency.

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