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22 David Wilson RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/205 | Birthdate: 6/15/1991 | Birthplace: Danville, VA, USA | Team: New York | College: Virginia Tech | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 15/0 | Average Draft Position: 132.37
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Rashad Jennings set to start for Giants?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/1/2014) When the Giants signed running back Rashad Jennings this summer, it was with the intention of making him their workhorse back, ESPN reports. His ability to run between the tackles as well as catch passes makes him the most versatile back on their roster. 

However, that was before they drafted Andre Williams and expected David Wilson to return. ESPN believes Wilson could push Jennings for carries and catches once he's cleared and has impressed the coaches enough with his abilities. If he's healthy he'll play a role.

Williams could also develop as a rushing downs type of back though he'll have to make strides in training camp first.


David Wilson has appointment with doctor


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/26/2014) Giants running back David Wilson is hoping a July 21 exam of his surgically repaired neck will clear him for contact in time for training camp, reports ESPN.

Wilson had a season-ending neck injury in Week 5 last year and underwent surgery this offseason. If healthy, he would compete with Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams for playing time.


Giants optimistic about David Wilson's return to 'full contact'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he fully expects running back David Wilson to be ready for contact during training camp. Wilson missed 11 games last season due to a severe neck injury.

"We brought in Rashad Jennings and he’s definitely a bell cow type of a running back – he can run it, he can catch it, he can block, he can do everything with it," Reese told WFAN. "David Wilson is an explosive player, but first and foremost we’re concerned about his health. We do think all systems are go pretty much for him to be healthy and ready for contact during training camp.

"We held him out for spring, no contact at all, but unless he has a setback we expect to release him for full contact during the fall. Any time he touches the ball he can go the distance. In this West Coast Offense, we’ll try to get them ball to him in different ways and obviously he’ll help in the return game."


Doctor thinks David Wilson will be cleared for camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Giants team physician Dr. Russell Warren anticipates that running back David Wilson will be cleared for football when he's re-evaluated before the start of training camp. Wilson is making his way back from neck fusion surgery. 

"There has been significant progress and healing since David had the fusion," Warren said in a statement. "But the reality is it has only been four and one-half months since the surgery. We anticipate that when David is re-evaluated at the start of training camp he will be cleared at that point."

The Giants report to training camp on July 21. Wilson should end up competing for playing time this summer with Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams. 


David Wilson does not gain medical clearance


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Giants running back David Wilson (neck) saw a doctor Wednesday, but he did not gain medical clearance, reports FOX Sports.

Wilson tweeted Wednesday that while the news wasn't what he wanted he's still optimistic he'll be ready for Week 1. He will have another checkup before the start of training camp. Wilson had neck surgery in January but has been running well in non-contact drills at practice in recent weeks.

If healthy, Wilson will compete for playing time with Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams.


David Wilson stands out in drills


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/30/2014) Giants running back David Wilson still has yet to get clearance to practice and take contact, but he was running well in drills according to the Newark Star-Ledger. Wilson is working his way back from neck surgery that ended his 2013 season early. Per the paper, Wilson's speed and cutting "really stood out."

David Wilson looks good at OTAs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Giants running back David Wilson took handoffs and looked good at OTAs, as shown in this video posted by the team. Wilson is returning from neck surgery and still needs to be cleared for contact ahead of training camp.

David Wilson's status still unknown


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/23/2014) Giants running back David Wilson is trying to return from neck surgery, but it's no guarantee he will ever play again, reports ESPN.

According to the report, it says "no one knows if Wilson will ever play again following neck surgery. Indications are that he will, but no one knows for sure yet." 

The Giants have done well to cover themselves in case Wilson is out by signing Rashad Jennings as a free agent, bringing back Peyton Hillis and drafting Andre Williams. If Wilson does return he would be part of the running back rotation, but he might have the most upside of that group.


David Wilson on track for contact in training camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Giants running back David Wilson, who's coming back from neck surgery, is already on the field taking reps and should be cleared for contact by the start of training camp, general manager Jerry Reese told the New York Daily News.

Giants add RB Andre Williams in Round 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the 113th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected running back Andre Williams from Boston College.

Williams is a tough physical back that had some issues in receiving drills at the combine, which is why his draft stock took a hit. However, he rushed for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He also broke out for a 339-yard, two-touchdown performance on the ground against N.C. State.

The Giants currently have Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis and David Wilson under contract.

David Wilson 'on schedule to be back'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/1/2014) Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Thursday that running back David Wilson "is on schedule to be back" this season after having neck surgery in late January, reports the New York Daily News.

The report adds that Reese said having Wilson return would be a "bonus."

The Giants could definitely use Wilson, but they signed Rashad Jennings this offseason and brought back Peyton Hillis.


Giants' David Wilson expects to be cleared for OTAs


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/22/2014) When the Giants open offseason training activities in less than a month, running back David Wilson said he expects and wants to be cleared for them. Wilson is coming off of neck surgery to repair a herniated disk. Initially there was no timetable for his return but it sounds like Wilson is optimistic he's close to returning

The Giants made it clear they weren't going to count on Wilson being ready for the start of the season. The team went out and signed free agent rusher Rashad Jennings to anchor their run game. 

"Me and the doctors know," he told the Newark Star-Ledger. "As soon as the doctors see what they need to see, I'm good. For right now, he said I'm doing really well and I'm ahead of schedule. I'm staying positive and my teammates and family are all giving me support."


Tom Coughlin 'praying' for David Wilson's return to health


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he won't put David Wilson into full-contact practice until he's certain the speedy running back is 100 percent. Wilson is recovering from neck surgery and has yet to be cleared.

"All in due time with David," Coughlin told the team's website. "Just pray, you're praying that he has a return to excellent health and that the doctors are totally convinced that he is recovered and ready to go. When that time comes, you'll have another contributor who, if he gets a step, he's gone."


Coughlin still counting on David Wilson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/1/2014) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said at the NFL owners meeting that he's counting on running back David Wilson (neck) to contribute this season, but he's not sure in what capacity.

"I'm planning that he's there until they tell me different," Coughlin said. "Now to what extent is he there? Does his presence mean you have to have another number at that spot? All those things are possible."

Wilson had neck surgery in late January after missing 11 games last season. Coughlin said Wilson is "making outstanding progress" in his recovery.

"Whenever I see him I tell him to slow down and stay with what they're telling you that you can and can't do" Coughlin said. "He's been working on his legs for a month or more."

The Giants signed Rashad Jennings as a free agent this offseason, but Coughlin said Wilson will still have a role if healthy.

"Let's get him back. Let's see. I wouldn't rush him into anything," Coughlin said. "Before you ask it, he's a superb kickoff returner. Can he go out there and do that? I don't know. I would be very slow about that."


Giants OC: Pass pro 'first and foremost' for running backs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said his running backs must be good pass protectors "first and foremost." That might be bad news for David Wilson and impending free agent Andre Brown, who aren't great at blitz pickup.

"You’d like to have a complete back," McAdoo said. "Obviously, it’s ideal to have a guy who’s functional out of the backfield catching the football, but at the end of the day, if they can’t protect the quarterback, they’re going to have a hard time getting on the field."


Giants GM Reese: We will look for a running back


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/24/2014) With David Wilson's status optimistic but still not definite to return from major neck surgery and Andre Brown a free agent, Giants general manager told the media in Indianapolis that the team will shop for a new running back.

"Obviously, we can't put all our eggs in that basket," Reese said of Wilson. "We will continue to look for running backs in free agency and the draft as well."


Coughlin hesitant about David Wilson's return


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Although ESPN reported earlier this week that running back David Wilson is on track to be ready for the start of training camp, Giants coach Tom Coughlin cautioned that he doesn't know when Wilson will really be ready. 

"He's not going to be put out there unless he's ready for that," Coughlin told NFL.com. "He's very pleased with where he's at now. ... Forget about the fact that he could be a difference-maker on our team -- it's the idea that 'Is he going to be healthy enough to withstand (hits)?'"

Wilson recently underwent neck surgery in late January after missing 11 games last season. He has already started weightlifting and working out, so he appears to be headed in the right direction.


David Wilson on track for training camp


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/20/2014) Giants running back David Wilson is ahead of schedule and expected to be ready for training camp, reports ESPN.

Wilson recently underwent neck surgery in late January. He has already started weightlifting and working out, so he appears to be headed in the right direction.

Wilson was injured last October and missed the final 11 games.


David Wilson out of neck brace


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/24/2014) Giants running back David Wilson revealed Thursday that he's out of his neck brace about a week after undergoing neck surgery.

Wilson wrote on his personal Twitter account "Neck brace off for cleaning healing well boy bout to bounce back!!!"

Wilson first injured his neck in October, and he hopes to make a full recovery in time for the 2014 season. His future, however, remains in doubt based on his recovery from the surgery and if he's cleared to resume playing. 


David Wilson tweets surgery went well


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/17/2014) Giants running back David Wilson underwent neck surgery this week, posting on his Twitter account Friday morning that the procedure went well. Wilson claimed the doctor was surprised to see him up and walking on his own following the surgery. 

Despite the surgery Wilson's career remains up in the air. He hurt his neck back in October and needed to repair a herniated disc in his neck. The procedure involved a fusion of vertebrae. The Giants are expected to put together a contingency plan under the assumption Wilson will not be available. 


David Wilson having surgery this week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Giants running back David Wilson will undergo neck surgery this week, reports ESPN.com. It's possible he could be ready for the start of the season, and it's possible his career could be over, the report said.

Wilson's health concern means the Giants cannot count on him, and they must address running back in free agency, according to the website.


David Wilson to have offseason neck surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Giants running back David Wilson will have surgery on his neck.

General manager Jerry Reese announced the surgery during a radio interiew Thursday. Both Wilson and the team were hoping to avoid a surgery. He's been sidelined since early October due to the injury. It's unclear if Wilson will be ready for the start of 2014.


GM: David Wilson could have neck surgery, be ready for 2014


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/30/2013) Giants general manager Jerry Reese told the media Monday that running back David Wilson will continue to have consultations with doctors regarding his neck injury through the beginning of the new year. Prefacing statements by admitting neck problems are never clear-cut, Reese said that if Wilson elects to have surgery on his neck then he'll have a chance to be ready for the start of the 2014 season. 

Reese did add, however, that the Giants will go into the offseason with a contingency plan at running back. Currently the Giants have only Michael Cox and fullback John Conner under contract along with Wilson at running back for 2014. Andre Brown, Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs are all scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. 


Concern over David Wilson long-term


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Some people believe Giants running back David Wilson should not play another game in the NFL, according to the New York Daily News.

Wilson is dealing with a neck injury, which has kept him out since Week 10. Wilson is trying to rehab through the injury and return.


Three Giants listed as out


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Giants RB David Wilson, DT Shaun Rogers and CB Corey Webster are listed as out against the Raiders Week 10.

Wilson was recently placed on season-ending IR, so his absence isn't a surprise. Rogers is dealing with a knee injury. Webster has a groin issue.