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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:36:55 -0700
Despite a neck injury that forced New York Giants RB David Wilson into retirement, Wilson will still collect his $998,000 salary for 2014. He will also earn half his $1.3 million salary in 2015.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:43:48 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) cleared waivers Tuesday, Aug. 5, and was placed on Reserve/Injured.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:23:20 -0700
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."
Fantasy Tip: It appears Wilson is going to follow medical advice and retire. It's an unlucky blow for Wilson, but the end result will likely be more touches for Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. Consider Jennings a RB2 candidate while Williams is worth grabbing late in drafts as a bench option.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:56:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) has been placed on the team's Reserve/Injured list. Wilson was advised to discontinue his football career.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:51:21 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson's (neck) days with the team are likely numbered following doctoral advice to give up football. Wilson suffered what may very well have been a career-ending neck injury last week.
Fantasy Tip: The news keeps getting worse for Wilson. The Giants' running backs to own this year are Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. Jennings has RB2 potential with added value in PPR scoring formats while Williams could be a nice sleeper in standard leagues as he primes himself for a vulture role behind Jennings.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:28:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will miss the 2014 season because of his neck injury.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:02:01 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) has been shut down by team doctors because of the neck injury he suffered last week, according to a source. It is believed the injury could be career ending.
Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings likely will be the team's starting running back with Wilson not being able to compete for the job. Jennings should be considered a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most leagues. Andre Williams could become more valuable with this news and should be seen as a No. 4 running back.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:10:08 -0700
Doctors for New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) are very hesitant to clear him to return to football after suffering a neck stinger in practice.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson was far more optimistic when he updated his status Wednesday. Check back on Monday when there is supposed to be more information on the prognosis for Wilson.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:41:56 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) attended team meetings Thursday, July 31, and appeared ready to go, according to RB Rashad Jennings.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:48:17 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) "needs a miracle" from his surgeon's evaluation to be able to continue his playing career, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson had some value as a RB4 or RB5. However, his career, and obviously his fantasy prospects for 2014, are in serious doubt. Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox could elevate to RB5 status.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:35:12 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: It would be terrific news if this was just a scare and nothing more for Wilson. Still, check back Monday to get the latest.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:08:40 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson is a RB4 if he returns to full health.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:37:42 -0700
New York Giants CB Charles James could make the roster as a punt returner as a result of injuries to RB David Wilson (neck) and WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) and poor play by CB Jerrel Jernigan. Jernigan dropped three punts in practice Tuesday, July 29.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:30 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will undergo tests after suffering a "burner" in practice Tuesday, July 29. The team "will be careful" with Wilson.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants and Tom Coughlin are praying that this burner doesn't equate to a significant setback for Wilson. If it's significant, Wilson's season may be over before it began. Obviously, he's a big risk if you're drafting in the coming days. Rashad Jennings' value will go up even more if Wilson's injury proves costly.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:20:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) left practice with a neck burner Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: This is the setback the team was hoping to avoid with Wilson, and obviously something to keep a close eye on in the coming days. Check back for updates on the severity of the injury.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:54 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (undisclosed) left practice early Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: Potentially not a good sign for Wilson, check back when there is more information on what caused Wilson to leave early.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:17 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) took his first hit of training camp Friday, July 25, without issue. "That felt good," Wilson said.
Fantasy Tip: Another big hurdle passed for Wilson, who will now have to contend with a crowded backfield in training camp. Wilson is a risky draft option, and should be considered an RB4.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:18:00 -0700
New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, David Wilson and Andre Williams could be used in a three-man rotation this season to keep Jennings fresh.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings will be the lead back with Wilson in to change the pace. Williams could be the goal line back. Jennings is a decent RB3 with Wilson an RB4. Williams could be a decent flier as an RB5 with upside in TD-only leagues.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:28 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson's injury history and the depth chart are working against him, but he could still be worth a late-round flier in fantasy leagues thanks to his big-play speed.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:04:02 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) worked with the second-team offense Tuesday, July 22, one day after being cleared to return following an offseason neck procedure.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:32:15 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) should be able to help the offense if he is able to stay healthy this upcoming season, according to former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride. Gilbride said Wilson needs to work on his pass blocking and route running.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson said he has been cleared, but it remains to be seen what he will be able to do on the field after neck surgery. He should have a role in the offense if he stays healthy, but he probably will not receive most of the playing time at the position. Owners can consider Wilson as a risky No. 4 running back leading up to their drafts.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:00:40 -0700
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings is still considered the lead running back, despite RB David Wilson's (neck) clearance for contact.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings is a mid-rate RB2 with a higher potential of output in PPR leagues. Wilson is a RB4.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:29:48 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said that he has been cleared for everything.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson's stock should start to rise as he mends. However, Rashad Jennings is still the lead back. Wilson is a RB4 with some upside.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:46:26 -0700
New York Giants RB Andre Williams could unseat RB Peyton Hillis as the power back by the start of the year and become a part of a three-man rotation with RB Rashad Jennings and RB David Wilson, according to Giants.com writers John Schmeelk and Dan Salomone.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings is the favorite to be the featured back, but with Wilson's injury history, there is a chance Williams could carve out a worthwhile role in the offense. He probably isn't worth drafting at this point, but he is worth keeping an eye on to see how his role develops.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 08:29:18 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) likely will not be a candidate for the kick return job even if he is cleared for contact during training camp.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:07:11 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he likes the new offense and what it means for him if he gets cleared to play in it. "I just like the schemes, personally," Wilson said. "I like the options I have and the way I can use my athletic ability. I think I really could play a role in this offense."
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:18:09 -0700
New York Giants WR SS Quintin Demps, WR Trindon Holliday and RB David Wilson worked at kick returners during organized team activities Thursday, June 5.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:29:20 -0700
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."
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:29:07 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) could be cleared when he is re-evaluated at the start of training camp, according to team physician Dr. Russell Warren. Warren added Wilson has progressed and healed significantly since his neck fusion.
Fantasy Tip: There is still too much risk in drafting Wilson at this point, especially with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams in the mix. Consider Jennings a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:14:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) hasn't shown significant improvement from his surgically repaired neck Wednesday, June 4, so he won't be allowed to do contact drills in organized team activities and minicamp, according to a source. However, he expects to be cleared for training camp next month. He'd likely have to start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list if he's not cleared, and he'd be a candidate for Injured Reserve if the problem continues. Wilson has been practicing almost exclusively in return drills during OTAs.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants are being extremely cautious with Wilson, and there is no guarantee he'll be good to go for Week 1. He's an extremely risky draft choice right now, so hopefully we'll have a better grasp on his health when fantasy football drafts are in full swing. As of now, Rashad Jennings' value is very intriguing as an RB2. Andre Williams was also drafted this year and could compete for touches with Wilson.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:09:50 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) met with doctors Wednesday, June 4, and will do so again in July. He expects to be cleared for full contact in camp.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson will compete not only with his own health but also Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams in this new offense. Wilson is still a notable late-rounds selection in most fantasy drafts.
Fri, 30 May 2014 15:13:22 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) still isn't cleared for contract but looked sharp during running drills Thursday, May 29. Wilson's speed and ability to make quick cuts stood out, a reminder of why the Giants selected him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson will enter a crowded backfield, with no guarantee of consistent playing time. He is a late-round target until his role in the offense becomes clearer.
Thu, 29 May 2014 13:07:07 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he feels no pain in his neck 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.
Thu, 29 May 2014 10:08:53 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is scheduled to have an MRI on his neck Wednesday, June 4.
Wed, 28 May 2014 18:32:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) took part in practice Wednesday, May 28, at organized team activities (OTAs), but he was working on special teams and taking part in some offensive drills.
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:20:56 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) was able to participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 28.
Fri, 23 May 2014 10:16:41 -0700
New York Giants RB Andre Williams said he is unsure if the Giants will use a three-headed monster at running back with him, RB Rashad Jennings and RB David Wilson. "I can't really say they're going to build that three-headed monster," said Williams. "I'm not really too sure yet. I'm just getting here and learning as much as I can. I think each running back brings a lot of different specialties, and I'm just excited to see what we'll be able to do once we're out on the field."
Sat, 10 May 2014 13:31:09 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team is still hoping RB David Wilson (neck) is able to return, but that Andre Williams provides some competition at the position.
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:18:09 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is on schedule to be back this season, according to general manager Jerry Reese. Reese said his return would be a bonus.
Fantasy Tip: It does not sound like the Giants have big plans for Wilson even if he is able to make it back on the field at this point. Still, this will be something to watch as training camp gets underway in the fall.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:01:38 -0700
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.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:35:45 -0700
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.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:02:41 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:19:32 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is reluctant to use RB David Wilson (neck) as a kick returner in 2014.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:18:55 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is optimistic about RB David Wilson (neck) returning. "I'm planning that he's there until they tell me different," Coughlin said.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:15:29 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will make running back a draft priority, even though he believes RB David Wilson (neck) will be back.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:24:24 -0800
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is not sure of RB David Wilson's (neck) status for both the offseason program and the fall. "I really don't know the answer to that question," Coughlin said. "I think a lot has to do with his attitude, the way he feels, the way the doctors and trainers obviously feel. He's not going to be put out there unless he's ready for that. I'm not even sure how he's going to be limited in the spring. I saw him about four or five days ago and he's that same bouncy personality. He's very pleased with where he's at right now. He's able to do work with his legs for example, not as a heavy-duty thing but in a lighter capacity. He's excited about that. He looks good, he feels good. He doesn't have a lot of pain. I'm excited about that.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:12:04 -0800
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from neck surgery and should be ready for training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson has a ways to go before we consider him worthy of drafting this fall. Neck and spine injuries are serious, and once he starts taking contact in drills, a setback could easily occur.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:51:50 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Wilson's recovery this offseason to see if he suffers any setbacks but should not expect much from him next season. The Giants likely will add another running back that will compete for the starting job, so Wilson's role is unknown at this point.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:11:58 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will have a contingency plan at running back because they can not count on RB David Wilson (neck) to be the starting running back. "I think we'll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position," Reese said. "I don't think you go into the next season saying David Wilson's going to be our number one, starting running back. I don't think you can do that. The guy is coming off of a neck surgery."
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:15:05 -0800
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) underwent neck surgery Thursday, Jan. 16, and said it went well. The team is hopeful Wilson will be able to play next season but are not counting on him to be their starter next season.