Brandon Jacobs has made it clear he wants to return to the Giants. And it doesn't sound like the Giants have ruled out a reunion.

Running backs coach Jerald Ingram said he doesn't know if Jacobs' return is a possibility or not, but he also indicated the team may have had discussions about bringing back the big, bruising running back.

"He’s got a strong love for the New York Giants," Ingram . "That’s a decision that the ownership and (GM) Jerry Reese will make a decision on in due time. I think they may have considered it or so forth, but you have some people in place right now that we want to see what they can do, and then anybody else that can assist with us, will be an added help in there."

Ingram referred to David Wilson, last year's first-round pick, and Andre Brown, who recently re-signed as a restricted free agent. When asked if an Ahmad Bradshaw return to the backfield could also be possible, Ingram said he coaches whomever the front office chooses but then noted that it's Wilson and Brown's time.

"I’m ready to coach these two young guys and I’m excited for what their heart is," Ingram said. "In my mind, it’s their time to shine, but they also have to compete with whoever they decide to bring in the room."

Jacobs was released by the Giants last March and had a rocky year with the 49ers that ended with him being cut. Ingram said Jacobs, who played seven seasons with the Giants and won two Super Bowls, is "hoping and praying and dying to be back a Giant."

"It was one of those things that, hey, (he) tested the waters, OK, he’d like to come back, but we’ll have to see how the organization feels about that," Ingram said.

But in a backfield without a veteran presence -- the other backs are Ryan Torain, Da'Rel Scott and fullback Henry Hynoski -- Ingram could see the benefit in bringing back a player like Jacobs.

"I think it’s always a good mix when you have a veteran player who has already been on your team, and has already been to two Super Bowls on your team," Ingram said. "So you’re bringing an element that has been there. ... Not that you’re going to be the guy, you’re going to compete with everybody else. But do you have something to give? Yeah, he has something to give. And if it works out, it works out, we just have to wait and see."

Ingram has adjustments to make this season without Bradshaw, a tough and fiery player who he said "just dies on the field to play."