According to Matt Maiocco of CSN, San Francisco 49ers’ running back Brandon Jacobs has been suspended for the remainder of the season by the team.
A league source told CBS Sports that Jacobs had cleaned out his locker and is no longer with the team.
Jacobs, who signed with the 49ers last off-season, has played in just two games and has seven yards on five carries. He voiced his frustrations with his lack of playing time via social media last week, claiming that he is “rotting away” on the 49ers and this was “by far the worst year” he ever had.
The 49ers decided to suspend Jacobs instead of just simply cutting him so that he cannot sign with any other team for the duration of the 2012 season. Since he has full knowledge of the playbook, you can bet that rival teams in the NFC would be more than happy to sign him.
When asked about Jacobs’ status earlier, head coach Jim Harbaugh responded: “I’ll go with the Fifth Amendment. I have no comment about that.”