David Wilson | RB
Posted: 2/11/2015 5:58pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson has been waived Wednesday, Feb. 11. Wilson retired in 2014 due to recurring neck issues.
Huddle Up: This is a procedural roster move; as noted, Wilson retired due to chronic neck injuries earlier this season. Last we heard he was prepping for a run at the US Olympic team as a triple-jumper.
Posted: 8/5/2014 12:42am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) has come to terms with the fact that his playing days are over, according to a team news release. 'I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me,' Wilson said in the release. 'I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.'
Huddle Up: Heart-breaking statement from the 2012 first-round pick, and here's wishing him the very best in his next endeavor.
Posted: 8/4/2014 2:36pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will miss the 2014 season because of his neck injury.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately, it appears that Wilson's NFL career is also in serious jeopardy. Dynasty owners can now drop him to free up a roster spot.
Posted: 7/31/2014 4:44pm et
Doctors for New York Giants RB David Wilson are very hesitant to clear him to return to football after suffering a neck stinger in practice.
Huddle Up: Wilson is determined to keep playing, but the stars just may not be aligned after this early-camp setback.
Posted: 7/30/2014 7:17pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) tweeted that he is fine after leaving practice early Tuesday, July 29. Wilson said he passed all physical examinations and will find out more Monday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: Obviously any neck injury is a concern for Wilson and the Giants given his past. He'll be monitored closely but assuming Wilson doesn't suffer any setbacks, he should resume practicing next week. Wilson is penciled in as the Giants No. 2 RB behind Rashad Jennings but his injury history makes him a boom or bust fantasy pick.
Posted: 7/30/2014 11:26am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will sit out of practice the rest of the week and won't play in the first preseason game. He underwent tests Tuesday, July 29, and will be examined by the surgeon that performed his neck fusion next week.
Huddle Up: It's entirely possible the Giants will encase Wilson in bubble wrap to prevent further injury. At this juncture he's a late-round fantasy add with upside, but you simply can't count on him to stay healthy long enough to help your squad.
Posted: 7/29/2014 3:52pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson left practice with a neck burner Tuesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: The Giants and Wilson's fantasy owners can only hope this isn't a surgery-related setback for the RB who had just been cleared after recovering from last season's neck procedure. Updates will be forthcoming from the team.
Posted: 7/22/2014 11:32pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) was making quick cuts and looked like one of the most athletic players on the field Tuesday, July 22, according to Dan Salomone of Giants.com.
Huddle Up: The progress reports and outlook keeps getting better and better for Wilson, all the while chipping away at the fantasy stock of projected starter Rashad Jennings. See if the trends continue into the preseason.
Posted: 7/21/2014 11:04pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said that he has been cleared for everything.
Huddle Up: Medical clearance is the first step for Wilson; now he has to prove to Tom Coughlin he won't drop the ball every time he's in the game in order to secure enough playing time to live up to the fantasy hype he garnered a couple years back.
Posted: 7/17/2014 7:47pm et
New York Giants owner John Mara said he expects RB David Wilson (neck) to be ready to go for training camp. 'We expect him to be playing ... all signs are he'll be ready to go,' Mara said.
Huddle Up: There's a lot of optimistic talk surrounding Wilson coming out of the Big Apple/Jersey, but it's just that -- optimistic talk -- until Wilson is back in pads taking some contact. If he does return healthy, though, you'll hear a lot of air escaping from the Rashad Jennings' balloon.
Posted: 6/4/2014 4:48pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) has shown significant progress and healing after undergoing neck fusion surgery. "There has been significant progress and healing since David had the fusion. 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."
Huddle Up: Rashad Jennings is the Giants go-to back at the moment, but a healthy Wilson would offer a nice change of pace. "Healthy" being the operative word, which has been the issue for Wilson thus far in his NFL career. Along with "ball security".
Posted: 5/29/2014 8:07pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is scheduled to have an MRI on his neck Wednesday, June 4. Wilson said he feels no pain as he waits for another round of tests next week. If an MRI comes back clean, Wilson could join teammates on the field for the rest of organized team activities and minicamp next month.
Huddle Up: If healthy, Wilson could regain the team's lead-dog role, which currently belongs to free-agent signee Rashad Jennings. See what the prognosis is following next week's MRI.