Former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs OK to play behind Frank Gore

After Brandon Jacobs struck a deal to join the San Francisco 49ers, many people questioned how the former New York Giants running back would fit with a team that already boasted Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.

But after officially signing with the 49ers on Friday, Jacobs said he was not concerned with how the team will spread touches among its backs.

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"All that part will work itself out. As far as competing, that will make everyone of us better," Jacobs said, according to the 49ers' official website. "It makes us better as a team, it makes us better at our job. I'm looking forward to the opportunity of playing with Frank."

Jacobs spent seven seasons with New York, winning two Super Bowls and helping the Giants beat the 49ers 20-17 in overtime of the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on Jan. 22. He ran for 571 yards and seven touchdowns last season as his role diminished behind emerging Ahmad Bradshaw.

The 29-year-old Jacobs was released March 9 by the Super Bowl champion Giants after both failed to work out a restructured contract.

Having joined the league's No. 8 rushing attack, Jacobs said he would have to establish himself with his new team.

"My role is going to come off how much I earn," Jacobs said. "I'm going to earn everything I get."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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