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Brandon Jacobs Wants to Be a Jet

By Alan Schechter

Remember during the season, when Giants running back Brandon Jacobs told Jets coach Rex Ryan to “Shut up fatboy!”?

Well, clearly times are a changin’.

Reports have surfaced that Brandon Jacobs has requested, and will receive his outright release from the New York Giants.  He is now lobbying to stay in the same stadium and play for the other resident, downplaying his exchange with coach Ryan.

“That whole thing with Rex Ryan — me and Rex are alike, that’s what it is,” Jacobs said. “We definitely could get along, no question about it. There were a lot of things said in the heat of the battle. It’s football. I talk with players on the other teams every week and shake their hand afterwards. I like Rex as a coach, I would definitely play for him. I would not say I wouldn’t go there. It would be an opportunity to see how things are on the other side.”

Brandon clearly feels he has productive football left in him.

“I got about three good ones left in me, no question … guaranteed three more years left in me,” Jacobs told the New York Post. “I would love to do that (play for the Jets). It would be an opportunity for me to not have to relocate. I got to do what’s best for my family. Whichever team it is, I think is going to be a lucky team. I got a lot left in me, got a lot to offer.”