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David Wilson | RB
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.

Posted: 4/24/2014 1:08am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he is feeling good and is just waiting for the doctors to clear him to play again. Wilson said he is not experiencing any pain in his surgically repaired neck.
Huddle Up: While the news on Wilson is positive, his inability to stay on the field makes it imperative that he get the official all-clear from his doctor before you even think about adding him to your fantasy roster.

Posted: 4/22/2014 11:56pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he is still waiting for a clear MRI to be medically cleared, but is currently ahead of schedule.
Huddle Up: So far so good for Wilson, who -- if healthy -- will team with newcomer Rashad Jennings to form the team's 1-2 RB punch.

Posted: 4/3/2014 11:47pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is counting on RB David Wilson (neck) to contribute this upcoming season but will not use him until he is 100 percent healthy.
Huddle Up: Wilson, who missed all but 4 starts a season ago, has some definite fantasy potential, but as to when he'll be fully ready to contribute remains up in the air right now. Until further notice, newly signed Rashad Jennings should be regarded as the only Giants' RB given serious fantasy consideration.

Posted: 2/15/2014 8:47pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is doing well in his recovery from offseason neck surgery and there is no reason to believe he will not be able to play in 2014. Wilson is working out and lifting weights.
Huddle Up: Wilson has flashed considerable potential, but between the career-threatening injury and his untreated fumblitis it would be extremely difficult to bank on him as a significant fantasy contributor in 2014.

Posted: 1/10/2014 12:57pm et
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have a fusion of the vertebrae to repair a herniated disc in his neck Jan. 16. There is no timetable for his return, but general manager Jerry Reese said the team can't count on Wilson being ready for the start of the season.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners are already used to Wilson being unreliable, so not knowing if he'll be available for the start of the 2014 is nothing new. He'll be a risky draft pick once again, with plenty of upside if he's able to get back on the field.

Posted: 1/9/2014 11:26pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have a fusion of the vertebrae to fix the herniated disc in his neck this offseason, and the procedure will be performed Jan. 16. The Giants aren't counting on having Wilson available in 2014. 'I don't think so,' general manager Jerry Reese said. 'No. 1 we just want David to get healthy. If he gets healthy, that's a bonus. But I don't think we can go into next season saying, 'David will be ready to go. He'll be our No. 1 back.' Necks can be tricky. You have to be careful with those things.'
Huddle Up: As feared, this could be career-threatening for Wilson, but let's hope we see the RB back on the field, maybe even later next season.

Posted: 12/31/2013 4:01pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have neck surgery in the offseason and should be ready to play in 2014, according to general manager Jerry Reese.
Huddle Up: Looks like Wilson will have another opportunity at that breakout season next year.

Posted: 11/7/2013 2:19pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is likely headed to Injured Reserve to make room for RB Andre Brown (leg) on the active roster.
Huddle Up: The bottom line is that Brown is healthy while Wilson -- as expected -- will still need some more time even though he is not expected to need surgery.

Posted: 11/4/2013 10:49am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will have a pivotal MRI on his neck this week to determine if he will be able to return this season.
Huddle Up: If you've been holding on to Wilson hoping for a return, this will obviously be a key exam. Same for those squatting on Andre Brown figuring he'll take over the full-time feature back; a Wilson return would at least cast some doubt on that plan.

Posted: 10/29/2013 11:46pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will be re-evaluated by doctors next week.
Huddle Up: Those holding out hope for Wilson will need to be attuned next week. In the meantime, the Giants' backfield suddenly has become a little crowded with Andre Brown's return and the modest productiveness of free-agent signee Peyton Hillis.

Posted: 10/28/2013 10:13pm et
The New York Giants could place RB David Wilson (neck) on Injured Reserve if his neck injury does not show much improvement.
Huddle Up: With Andre Brown possibly returning after the Week 9 bye, Brandon Jacobs due back and the signing of Peyton Hills, the Giants aren't going to rush Wilson back into action.

Posted: 10/18/2013 10:27am et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said there is no timetable for RB David Wilson's return at this point. 'We've just got to allow the time that's necessary for the complete and total medical analysis and evaluation,' Coughlin said. 'I don't know when that will be. There's been no magic number told me. They're going to look at it continuously.'
Huddle Up: The most common estimate has been something in the three-to-four week range; meanwhile, the Giants signed Peyton Hillis and are looking forward to the return of Andre Brown from the IR/designated to return list.

Posted: 10/15/2013 12:54am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) visited a neck specialist Monday, Oct. 14, and he does not require surgery for his injury, according to a source. Wilson is expected to be sidelined approximately 3-to-4 weeks.
Huddle Up: Finally, a break has gone the Giants' way, and the team should be getting plenty of RB help next month with Andre Brown due to come off injured reserve.

Posted: 10/11/2013 8:59pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is worried that his neck condition is season-ending, and he will receive a second opinion Monday, Oct. 14. He's feeling fine, but X-rays have shown that a vertebrae is too close to his spinal cord, a condition known as spinal stenosis.
Huddle Up: Wilson obviously is at a career crossroads, and here's wishing the second-year RB the best. In the meantime, though, the fantasy games go on, and hopefully GMs have been busy looking into other options.

Posted: 10/10/2013 11:53am et
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB David Wilson could require surgery and miss the rest of the season. Wilson will seek a second opinion on his neck injury Monday, Oct. 14, in Los Angeles. An NFL source said his injury is 'disc-related', and another source familiar with the injury said the team believes Wilson will likely be out several weeks. The team plays Thursday, and then they do not play again until Monday, Oct. 21, in Week 7. With the team's bye in Week 9, the Giants will play just twice in the next 30 days.
Huddle Up: Bad news for Wilson, who never really got going this season after fumbling early on. Wilson's extended absence leaves the Giants scrambling for help at the running back position. Paging Tiki Barber...

Posted: 10/8/2013 3:38pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that RB David Wilson (neck) will not play in the team's Week 6 game Thursday, Oct. 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: The hits keep coming for the winless Giants, whose season-opening 1-2 RB punch of Wilson and Andre Brown is now on the sideline. In the meantime, that leaves the RB workload to Brandon Jacobs, 7th-round pick Michael Cox and the just re-signed Ja'Rel Scott -- not good for the G-Men or fantasy GMs looking to mine something out of the N.Y. ground game.

Posted: 10/8/2013 9:22am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson will seek a second opinion for his neck injury. There's no timetable for his return, but he could miss multiple weeks.
Huddle Up: It can't get much worse for the Giants' ground game, especially if Wilson misses multiple games. Expect the Giants to hold another open call for running backs, as Brandon Jacobs isn't up to carrying the entire load by himself.

Posted: 10/7/2013 8:44pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Wilson, who scored his first TD Sunday despite leaving early, insists he's cleared all tests and will play Thursday vs. the Bears, but it's going to be tricky on a short week. Monitor his status over the next few days. In any case, the Giants have re-signed RB Ja'Real Scott.

Posted: 10/7/2013 2:45pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he's passed all of his injury tests and will play in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: This is good to hear, especially since the only other running back to get any action was Brandon Jacobs, who looked predictably average.

Posted: 10/6/2013 4:29pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) left the Week 5 game with a neck injury and will not return.
Huddle Up: He was set for a big game, and it started out great with a touchdown run. It appears Wilson is cursed this season.

Posted: 10/3/2013 1:20pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed RBs David Wilson and Brandon Jacobs are his 1-2 punch at running back.
Huddle Up: The 1-2 punch has been a big swing and miss so far in fantasy as Wilson (38-130) and Jacobs (11-11) have combined for 141 rushing yards, 3 catches for 13 yards and 1 total TD so far. Then again, things can only get better, right?

Posted: 9/13/2013 9:00pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB David Wilson could be used as a kick returner Week 2.
Huddle Up: Wilson's playmaking ability would add some value to the Giants' defense/special teams for fantasy purposes. However, if you're starting the Giants' defense this week against Peyton Manning and the Broncos you're probably trying to lose on purpose.

Posted: 9/12/2013 11:10pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride would not say if RB David Wilson will be the starting running back for Week 2 or what newly-acquired Brandon Jacobs' role will be. Wilson is expected to get the start if he can hold onto the ball.
Huddle Up: Look for Wilson to get the start after a heavily-scrutinized week of practice, but don't underestimate Jacobs' potential workload as he's no stranger to the Giants' offense having spent his first seven NFL seasons there prior to last season.

Posted: 9/9/2013 6:19pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will not commit to RB David Wilson as the team's starting running back after his fumbling issues Week 1.
Huddle Up: This isn't a good look for Wilson, especially considering the Giants are kicking the tires on some street free agents after his double-fumble fiasco. It's hard to believe this isn't more than a motivational ploy given Wilson is a far better talent than what New York has and what is out there, but Tom Coughlin has been known to do this in the past.

Posted: 9/9/2013 1:39pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin hinted that RB David Wilson could regain his role as the starting running back after being benched in Week 1 following two fumbles. Wilson also struggled to pass protect in the game. 'Give us a little time to work on this thing,' Coughlin said. '(Wilson) is still very much in our thoughts. He's got to play - he's a very talented young man.'
Huddle Up: Coughlin is speaking as if Wilson got terminal fumbleitis. The Giants were auditioning players today in the wake of Wilson's awful night. Even if he can "win back" the starting gig, things aren't looking very good in the short term for him.

Posted: 9/9/2013 10:51am et
New York Giants RB David Wilson was benched in the third quarter of the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys after his second lost fumble of the game was scooped up by S Barry Church for a touchdown. Wilson was replaced by RB Da'Rel Scott.
Huddle Up: Scott was adequate at best, and his inexperience contributed to an Eli Manning interception later in the game. Wilson, meanwhile, has cemented his reputation as a fumbler and his place in Tom Coughlin's doghouse. Look for the Giants to audition veteran backs this week, and for Wilson to spend the next week-plus carrying a football everywhere he goes. Tough to see the Giants giving up on him, but if they're able to bring in a Willis McGahee type it will significantly cut into Wilson's playing time--and, subsequently, his fantasy potential.