David Wilson

RB David Wilson is ahead of schedule after his recent neck surgery (Schefter).

Wilson is now expected to be ready for training camp, which was previously up in the air.

That's good news for the Giants and Wilson, who was teetering on the edge of missing this season. If he's ready to go I would not expect him to be considered a No. 1 back. Nor would I consider Andre Brown a No.1. Both have proved to be unreliable thus far in their careers. The Giants still have a need here no matter what happens with Wilson and Brown.

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Giants RB David Wilson tweeted he has his neck brace off and appears to be psyched about his rehab and recovery after undergoing surgery recently to rectify a herniated disc.

The Giants are likely pleased about Wilson's exuberance, but to be clear, they are not expecting him in camp this summer. The team has stated they are in the market for running backs even if they re-sign Andre Brown. New OC Ben McAdoo and RB coach Craig Johnson will discuss with management the type of players they will require to run the new offense. Former Green Bay RB James Starks has been rumored as a possibility having played under McAdoo with the Packers.

QB Eli Manning is excited about playing in Ben McAdoo's version of the West Coast offense. After last year's disastrous offensive showing, the ten year vet is ready to return to being a championship-level quarterback.

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Giants' RB David Wilson is optimistic that his neck surgery went well on Thursday:


In good spirits, Wilson pays homage to the denizens of NYC

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According to reports, Giants RB David Wilson may miss several games with a disc-related issue in his neck. From Rotoworld:

[sny-box]Citing an NFL source, the NY Daily News reports David Wilson has a disc-related neck injury and "will likely be out several weeks."

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David Wilson's fumbling problem has been all the rage here in NY this week. With the Giants thin at RB, they have no choice but to hope that he can shed this habit and quickly.

A few years back, another Giant RB had slippery hands as well. He overcame his issues after Tom Coughlin and crew helped him adjust his style.

Tiki Barber became a regular part of the Giants' offense in 2000 and averaged nearly nine fumbles from 2000-2003. When Coughlin arrived in 2004, Barber's fumbles went down and his production went up - way up.

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The David Wilson Era did not get off to a good start to say the least. ?He fumbled twice and it effectively cost the Giants the game. His first miscue came on a first and goal in the first quarter after the Giants drove 82 yards on four plays. It cost the Blue at least three points.

The second took place after halftime on a 2nd and 15 from the Giants' 24. Wilson was stripped of the ball, which was recovered by Cowboys' safety Barry Church, who ran it in for a TD putting Dallas up by ten.

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With Ahmad Bradshaw gone, the Giants' rushing attack will be relying heavily on last year's top selection in the draft, RB David Wilson, who is also the league's top kick returner.

Special teams coordinator Tom Quinn believes Wilson can handle both duties with no issue.

"I think he can do both," Quinn told reporters this morning at rookie minicamp. "We?ll see how it all plays out. Obviously, he?s tremendous at doing that and with his expanded role, we?ll see where it leads and hopefully someone else does step up. We like to have depth in those positions. We?ll see....That?s not my decision. He said he?d like to do both, but it all depends on the game and his carries and what his role is on the offense if it is expanded."

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Giants' RB David Wilson was uptown working at the Korilla BBQ food truck on W125th St this morning to celebrate Boost Mobile?s commitment to ?Shrink Hunger", handing out complimentary meals to residents (see event info below). He is beginning to emerge as a major face on the Giants' roster.

Wilson told Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger that he is ready to assume a larger role, but realizes now that Ahmad Bradshaw is gone, he still has much to prove.

"The job is not given to anybody, you?ve just got to go out and earn it," the Giants top pick in last year's draft stated.
Wilson did not contribute at RB last season until near the end of the season, being used mainly used as a kick returner, where he led the league in returns and return yardage. The team felt Wilson's blocking was not up to the level required of their backs to warrant more reps. He aims to change that this season. More from Jenny:

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With Ahmad Bradshaw no longer in Blue, the Giants are handing over the reins to second-year RB David Wilson.

But can Wilson take the wear and tear required of a featured NFL back? Keep in mind, he is also the Giants' top kick returner. They will need at least one other reliable backfield option this season to keep Wilson fresh and change things up.

With Andre Brown recovering from knee surgery and Kregg Lumpkin and Ryan Torain free agents come March 12th, the only other RB the Giants have under contract is Da'Rel Scott (enter jab here). Unless someone steps forward from this group, or the team brings in another player (including Bradshaw), things will be touch-and-go in the Giants' backfield this season.

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Giants rookie RB David Wilson has been named to the NFL's All-Pro second team as the kick returner. He is the lone Giant player to receive All-Pro honors this season.

Wilson finished second in the voting to Baltimore's Jacoby Jones, who was selected to the first team.

Wilson led the league in kick returns (57) and return yards (1,533). He also had a 97-yard return for a TD and a league-high seven returns of 40 yards or more.

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The Giants will head to Atlanta today for their showdown tomorrow against the Falcons. David Wilson will start at RB for the injured Ahmad Bradshaw. He will not performing any backflips in the end zone, however. With only recently signed Kregg Lumpkin and Ryan Torain behind him on the depth chart, the team has asked the speedy one to curb his enthusiasm should he reach paydirt this week.

Wilson's fellow Virginia Tech teammate, Jayron Hosley will most likely draw the start at CB in place of Prince Amukamara (hamstring) , who has been ruled out of tomorrow's game.

GEICO SportsNite has reaction from Tom Coughlin and David Wilson, as the Giants will be without Ahmad Bradshaw Sunday against the Falcons.

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The WheelHouse discuss whether Giants running back David Wilson can be an every-down back in the NFL.


Giants' RB David Wilson has gone from the depths of the Giants' bench (doghouse) to their latest and most explosive young star. Today, Wilson is basking in the glow of being named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week but he is also attracting attention because of his increasing role in the offense.

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Giants' rookie RB/KR David Wilson has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 14. Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Carolina LB Luke Kuechly took the offensive and defensive honors respectively.

Wilson is the fifth Giant player to receive POTW honors this season. WR Hakeem Nicks (Offense, Week 2), K Lawrence Tynes (Special Teams, Week 3), S Antrel Rolle (Defense, Week 6) and S Stevie Brown (Defense, Week 8) are the others.

  • Wilson had a franchise-record 327 all-purpose yards (227 kickoff returns, 100 rushing) and scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one kickoff return) in the Giants? 52-27 win over New Orleans.
  • He is the first player in NFL history with at least 200 kickoff-return yards and 100 rushing yards in a game.
  • Wilson is the fourth player in league history with two rushing touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown in a game (Andy Farkas?in 1939,?Steve Van Buren?in 1945,?Maurice Jones-Drew?in 2006).
  • Wilson had three kickoff returns of at least 50 yards against New Orleans, including a 97-yard touchdown that tied the score after the Saints had taken a 7-0 lead.
  • Wilson?s 227 kickoff-return yards are the most in NFL history by a player with at least 100 rushing yards in the same game. The three previous record-holders were Pro Football Hall of Famers Van Buren,?Gale Sayers?and?Walter Payton.
  • In his rookie season from Virginia Tech, this is Wilson?s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • He is the first Giants kick returner to be honored since?David Meggett?in 1994 (Week 1).
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With Ahmad Bradshaw hurting again, the Giants have turned the rookie RB/KR David Wilson to carry them the rest of the way. Wilson responded Sunday with a 327 all-purpose yards and scoring three TDs. He has gone from the depths of the Giants' bench to the featured weapon on offense and special teams in a matter of days.

When the Giants drafted Wilson, stories of his legendary speed preceded him. Unfortunately, he did not master all facets of his position right away, which pushed him down the depth chart. Injuries to Da'Rel Scott, Andre Brown and now Bradshaw have forced the Giants to escalate Wilson's star more quickly. It is another testament to the Giants' patience and planning. What other team can pull a player this talented off their bench in Week 14 and have him dominate a game?

He emerges just at the right time, the end of the season when teams are dragging ass. The speedy Wilson can burn opponents even in normal circumstances, but his legs are fresh and theirs are not, making his speed and ability even more obvious. Advantage: Giants

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From the NFL....Wide receiver Travis Benjamin of the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles, running back Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins, safety Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and running back David Wilson of the New York Giants are the finalists for PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK honors for games played on December 6-10, the NFL announced today.

Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 9 A.M. ET and ending on Friday at 3 P.M. ET to determine the PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. The PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

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I don?t know what took him so long. I think ?Trel said it best. He?s probably the best athlete on this team. You see it when he scores a touchdown. He does cartwheels and backflips and I?ve been telling him to stop doing that, but he does it with ease. So whenever you put a threat like that back there, it?s only a matter of time. You saw flashes of it early in the year and he kind of got some lulls. With tonight, I think he was the main reason we were able to win this game like we did. A huge shot in the arm, not only to our offense but our defense because he energized the crowd, he energized us on the sideline and now it?s on tape we?re going to expect that from him every game.
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The Giants released their injury report for Sunday's tilt with Washington. Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard will miss his second consecutive game with a quadriceps injury, and safety Kenny Phillips will be out for a third game due to a torn MCL.

In addition, linebacker?Jacquian Williams will be out as he nurses a knee injury.

Running back?Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as questionable with his foot injury. Bradshaw did not participate in practice Friday, though head coach Tom Coughlin said his back was just too sore.

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Giants rookie David Wilson was anything but shy when it came to his interview with Newsday's Bob Glauber.

Wilson, who has become a force on special teams of late and has earned more carries behind Ahmad Bradshaw, was candid in telling Glauber just how he envisions his future in the NFL.

?I think at the end of my career, I?ll be in the Hall of Fame,? the rookie told Newsday. ?I know myself, and I know [when] I have guys around me that feel the same way, which I feel I do. When I get my opportunity, the sky is not the limit. I think it?s past it. You have to believe in yourself to do good things. This is how I feel.?
Well, his confident certainly isn't lacking, and being under-confident is never a good sign for a young player breaking into the league.

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I just saw it open up. Any time I get to use my speed, I?m going to use it. The offensive line and my fullback did a great job, and I just cut off my fullback, Henry (Hynoski). Next thing you know, I?m in the end zone.
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The Giants overcame some of their demons yesterday with a win over Cleveland. But despite Cleveland being a more competitive team in 2012, was the win enough to proclaim the G-Men are back on track?

The highlights include Eli Manning's three touchdown passes, despite the absence of top receiver Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. Victor Cruz shined, and Reuben Randle and Domenik Hixon proved to be worthy replacements.

Ahmad Bradshaw enjoyed a career afternoon with a 200-yard effort. And filling in for the concussed Andre Brown, David Wilson scored his first NFL touchdown.

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David Wilson's career didn't get off to the start he might have imagined.

In his professional debut in primetime against the Dallas Cowboys, he carried the ball twice for 4 yards and coughed up a fumble in a loss.

Over the next two games, his stat line read four carries for four yards ... that is until Sunday.

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David Wilson has yet to make a contribution to the Giants' offense. That doesn't mean he's been sitting around wallowing on the sidelines. The Giants' first round selection in April's NFL Draft is making his name as a kickoff returner and an explosive one at that....here is how he fared on the night:

  • A.Henery kicks 62 yards from PHI 35 to NYG 3. D.Wilson to NYG 39 for 36 yards
  • A.Henery kicks 65 yards from PHI 35 to NYG 0. D.Wilson to NYG 48 for 48 yards - PENALTY on NYG-S.Paysinger, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at NYG 2
  • A.Henery kicks 67 yards from PHI 35 to NYG -2. D.Wilson to NYG 43 for 45 yards
  • A.Henery kicks 67 yards from PHI 35 to NYG -2. D.Wilson to PHI 49 for 53 yards
  • A.Henery kicks 71 yards from PHI 35 to NYG -6. D.Wilson to NYG 17 for 23 yards
  • A.Henery kicks 67 yards from PHI 35 to NYG -2. D.Wilson to NYG 35 for 37 yards
That's six returns for 217 yards - an average of 36.2 yards per attempt. He spoke with the media today about what he calls his favorite part of the game...

Were you sitting there saying that I can break any of these returns for a touchdown?Yeah, like every return. Even the one I got tackled inside the 20. I made a cut and slipped and if you watch it on film, it was a long cutback lane I was trying to get to.

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Tynes' Last-Second FG Falls Short

The much-maligned Philadelphia Eagles entered Sunday night?s game 2-1, but it was their escapes against Cleveland and Baltimore in Weeks 1 and 2 and their failure to show up in Arizona that left a cloud of doubt hovering over them.

Of course, the Giants knew they would get their best effort in primetime Sunday.

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We know what you're thinking.....why did the Giants draft a running back in the first round of the draft? I'm not going to sit hear and say "I told you so."

Like hell I'm not....they should have taken an offensive tackle, defensive back or even a hot dog vendor once they lost out on the top players on their board.

It is clear now that the player they took 32nd overall - David Wilson - is not ready for prime time and the team already had ?players in the fold that can do the job better. ?It was a wasted pick. Nice kid, but the Giants really didn't need him and his growing pains. This is a Super Bowl championship team, not a rebuilding one....hopefully I'm wrong. Please - let me be wrong.

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David Wilson was the breakout player in Week 3 of the preseason for the Giants. With starting RB Ahmad Bradshaw sitting out the game, Wilson made the most of his first start in the NFL.

David rushed for 49 yards on 5 attempts and added 2 receptions for 26 yards. This has lead many fans to call for Wilson as the starting running back over the injury plagued Bradshaw. The Giants' offense could sure use a dependable ball carrier and highly drafted rookie running backs haven't fared as poorly as many may think.

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