Giants RB Brandon Jacobs Not Happy With Back-up Role

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has leap-frogged 6-4, 265-pound Brandon Jacobs as the starter and featured runner in the team's rotation, which isn't sitting well with Jacobs.

"It's almost hard to stay positive in a situation like this, but that's what I've got to do," Jacobs said, according to Jane McManus of

Jacobs said the team hasn't spoken to him about his reduced role.

After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Jacobs ran for 835 yards on a career-high 224 carries (3.7 avg) with 5 touchdowns in the first season of a four-year, $25 million contract extension, which Jacobs thinks has increased the spotlight on him.

"If I would have stayed making minimum, this wouldn't be a problem," Jacobs said. "Once you get paid, you're always in danger of running into problems like this. It doesn't matter who you are or what team or organization you play for, that's just the way it is."

$1.5 million of Jacobs' $3.5 million base salary this season is guaranteed.

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