David Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Wilson hints at NFL comeback

    The Score "Former New York Giants running back David Wilson's NFL career was exciting, but short-lived. The 24-year-old speedster suffered from fumbling issues, but was ultimately forced to end his football career early due to a neck injury after two seasons. He's recently been competing in track and..." March 17

  • Retired Giants running back David Wilson to make pro track debut

    Yahoo! Sports "David Wilson had a tremendously tough break and a remarkably upbeat attitude about it. Wilson, the New York Giants' first-round pick in 2012, walked away from the game before the 2014 season because of a neck injury. He broke down in tears during a press conference to announce his premature..." June 10

  • Giants Waive Former First Round Pick RB David Wilson

    NFL Trade Rumors "The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they’ve waived retired running back David Wilson. The former first-round pick unfortunately was forced into retirement after he sustained a neck injury back in 2013. Wilson did, however, return to Giants training camp last year, but he wound up..." February 11

  • Former Giants RB David Wilson to pursue Olympic dream in triple jump

    USA Today "David Wilson’s NFL career is over, but that doesn’t mean his athletic career is. The New York Giants’ first-round pick in 2012 gracefully announced his retirement from the NFL two weeks ago after doctors advised him that he shouldn’t risk further contact that could aggravate a serious neck..." August 18

  • David Wilson's playing career over

    ESPN New York "The promising career of New York Giants running back David Wilson appears to be over before his third NFL season. The Giants announced Monday that two doctors have advised Wilson, 23, to stop playing football due to the condition of his neck and spine. The Giants placed Wilson on injured..." August 05

  • Giants running back David Wilson 'needs a miracle' to get back on the field, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "David Wilson might need more than a favorable doctor's visit Monday to continue his NFL career. According to multiple sources, the running back, who suffered a "burner" during Tuesday's practice, months after undergoing spinal fusion surgery, is a long shot to return to the field. One person..." July 31

  • Giants' David Wilson ruled out for Hall of Fame Game

    NFL.com "David Wilson's comeback with the New York Giants is on hold. NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Wednesday that the running back will miss practice for the remainder of the week and sit out Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Buffalo Bills after suffering a neck burner in Tuesday's session,..." July 30

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    Kimberly Jones @KimJonesSports

    NYG RB David Wilson will undergo tests after suffering what Tom Coughlin called a "burner." I'm told NYG "will be careful" w/him.

  • David Wilson tweets he's cleared

    ESPN New York "New York Giants running back David Wilson announced on Twitter Monday morning that he's been "cleared for everything," indicating that he got the news he was expecting from a CT scan on his surgically repaired neck. Assuming Wilson's information is accurate, he would be able to practice in full..." July 21

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    David Wilson (neck) still hasn't been cleared by doctors. His next appointment is Monday -- same day as the Giants report to training camp.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Giants RB David Wilson (neck) saw a doc today and will have another checkup right before the start of camp. Hope is he will be cleared then.

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    David Wilson says his next doctor appointment is Wednesday. He's hoping he can be cleared by doctors for contact then.

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    Reese on David Wilson: "We expect him back. He's on schedule to be back."

  • Giants: David Wilson 'expects to' be cleared for OTA's next month

    Newark Star-Ledger "For David Wilson, the hardest part has always been accepting the unknown. He doesn't feel any pain in his neck, and never has. The only thing keeping him off the field are "pictures," or X-Rays that will show whether or not his spinal chord has fused properly following surgery in..." April 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Giants RB David Wilson, who recently underwent neck surgery, is ahead of schedule and expected to be ready for training camp, per source.

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    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    Giants RB David Wilson's neck surgery is scheduled for today.

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    Art Stapleton @art_stapleton

    Jerry Reese just said David Wilson has decided to undergo neck surgery, which is what #NYG medical staff believed would get him ready 4 2014

  • Giants won’t count on injured Wilson being top back

    New York Post "David Wilson played in only five games this season before a herniated disk in his neck landed him on injured reserve and the uncertainty about his physical health led Giants general manager Jerry Reese to verbalize a serious concern. “I don’t think you go into the next season saying David..." January 01

  • Giants GM: David Wilson no longer No. 1 RB

    NFL.com "At this time a year ago, general manager Jerry Reese was endorsing top prospect David Wilson as the potential "lead dog" in the New York Giants backfield. After splitting the 2013 season between coach Tom Coughlin's doghouse and the injured reserve list, Wilson is no longer viewed as a sure..." December 31

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    David Wilson may need neck surgery, but Jerry Reese said "Doctors think they can fix that and he'll be able to play" in 2014.

  • Should David Wilson never play again?

    New York Daily News "There are some people who think David Wilson should never play again because of his neck injury, though he apparently is determined to try. Still, betting on him is risky. Same with Andre Brown, who has spent half of each of the last two seasons on injured reserve. They could be a very good 1-2..." December 26

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Doctors have told Giants' David Wilson he faces increased risk of neck injury if he plays again. But Wilson wants, expects to play next year

  • RB Wilson placed on IR; Brown activated

    NFL.com "Andre Brown and Markus Kuhn are eligible to begin their 2013 seasons, while those of David Wilson and Shaun Rogers have officially ended. The Giants today added Brown, the fifth-year running back, and Kuhn, the second-year defensive tackle, to their active roster, the former from injured..." November 07

  • Giants likely to place David Wilson on season-ending IR

    Newark Star-Ledger "With running back Andre Brown due to return at 4 p.m. today from the short-term injured reserve list, the likely roster move to free a space will be running back David Wilson heading to injured reserve, according to multiple people briefed on the matter. The people requested anonymity in order..." November 07

  • The Giants release a statement on RB David Wilson's injury

    NFL.com "Running back David Wilson, who has been sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck since October 6, underwent an MRI today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Wilson was also re-evaluated by team physicians Dr. Russell Warren and Dr. Frank Cammisa. The determination was made that..." November 04

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    RB David Wilson (neck) is OUT for Sunday according to the "projected" injury report (which is "actual" in his case). #NYG

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    RB David Wilson (neck) has been officially declared out for Monday night's game. #NYG

  • No neck surgery for David Wilson

    ESPN New York "New York Giants running back David Wilson will not need surgery on his injured neck at this time and there remains a chance he could return before the end of this season a source confirmed to ESPN.com. Wilson is likely to miss at least three or four more weeks due to the injury and the plan is..." October 15

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Source says Dr Robert Watkins did not recommend surgery for Giants RB David Wilson. Obviously that's good news.

  • Giants' Wilson could be out more than one game

    New York Daily News "Brandon Jacobs is expected to make his first start in nearly two years on Thursday night. And it may not be his last. That all depends on what former starter David Wilson hears on Monday when he gets a second opinion on his injured neck. As it is Wilson is out of the Giants’ Thursday night..." October 10

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Coughlin confirms David Wilson will not play this week.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    David Wilson has "some kind of a tingling". He still needs a full medical evaluation before Coughlin knows his status for Thursday.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Word on David Wilson is it's not believed to be a serious injury. Being held out for precautionary reasons. More tests today/Mon I'm sure.

  • With Jacobs back, David Wilson might handle kickoffs again

    New York Post "Last season David Wilson was an elite kick returner ranking sixth in the NFL with a 26.9 yard average. But with Wilson now the Giants’ starting running back rookie running back Michael Cox handled kick returns in Week 1 against Dallas. On Friday though coach Tom Coughlin admitted Wilson could..." September 14

  • Ex-Giants RB Bradshaw advises fumble-prone Wilson

    New York Post "Ahmad Bradshaw sat quietly on his couch at home in Indianapolis last Sunday night watching the Giants play the Cowboys while his former Big Blue protégé David Wilson endured a running back’s worst nightmare on national television. While Bradshaw watched the game he held a football in his arms —..." September 14

  • David Wilson takes a page from Tiki Barber

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to former Giants running back Tiki Barber there are plenty of things about him that a current player would not want to emulate. However there are plenty of things today’s NFL athletes could learn. For Giants running back David Wilson the most obvious lesson comes from Tiki’s..." September 13

  • Coughlin wants David Wilson to get a grip and fast

    New York Daily News "You are never going to see Tom Coughlin get flustered by the media. He’ll never turn sideways to make his point or turn his press conference into a sideshow. When he’s at the podium he makes it clear he’s in control as unflappable as they come. But there are still some things that make..." September 12

  • Giants' David Wilson apologizes for insulting tweet to fans

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants running back David Wilson reversed field this afternoon apologizing to fans for hitting the “send” button on a tweet in which he called them “irrelevant.” Wilson said his emotions got the best of him when he lashed out at fans on Twitter writing “Ayy to fantasy participants and (angry)..." September 12

  • Coughlin won’t commit to Wilson as Giants starter, but might not have a choice

    New York Post "Tom Coughlin was actually able to chuckle on Monday when asked if the Giants need a bigger running back seeing that David Wilson was stopped for no gain from the Dallas 1-yard line in the season-opening 36-31 loss to the Cowboys. “I think we need to block better to be honest with you’’ Coughlin..." September 10

  • Fumbles send David Wilson to the bench – again

    New York Post "David Wilson might go on to have a very good pro career and perhaps be remembered as one of the best ever to wear a Giants uniform. Then again he might not get the chance to reach that level of achievement if he doesn’t learn how to hold on to the football. All during training camp the question..." September 09

  • David Wilson benched in second straight opener

    ESPN "For the second straight year David Wilson got off to a nightmarish start in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys by fumbling and landing in Tom Coughlin’s doghouse. But this time Wilson lost two fumbles one of which resulted in a 27-yard touchdown return for the Cowboys. Benched for..." September 09

  • Giants RB Wilson has to protect Eli

    New York Post "Giants running back Rodney Hampton stopped by to watch his old team practice last week and was paying particular attention to David Wilson. The organization’s lineage of running backs is a proud one stemming from Frank Gifford to Joe Morris Ottis Anderson Hampton Tiki Barber Ahmad Bradshaw and now..." September 08

  • Giants' Wilson: Bring on extra rushes with Brown out a month

    New York Post "David Wilson’s eyes grew wider and wider as the questions came at him fast and furious just like the way he runs. Now that Giants running back Andre Brown is out for at least a month with another broken left leg Wilson unquestionably is going to have an increased workload. How will he deal with..." August 31

  • Reese: David Wilson will start at RB

    ESPN "David Wilson and Andre Brown are both currently listed as first-team running backs on the Giants depth chart. But you can expect Wilson to be the one in the backfield on the Giants' first series in Dallas on Sept. 8. General manager Jerry Reese said as much on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd"..." August 23

  • Giants' Andre Brown gets helping hand from David Wilson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tom Coughlin said Andre Brown was looking everywhere but at the ball during his second-quarter fumble that gave the Steelers possession near midfield. “I knew he was going to say something but you know what? You learn from it. You hold onto the ball and make sure you hold onto the ball.” He..." August 11

  • Giants' RB Wilson intent on showing pass-catching abilities this season

    Newark Star-Ledger "David Wilson put it simply: Throwing him the ball more just makes sense. In his mind the fact that he’s never been much of a receiving threat shouldn’t matter. He can change that. He’s ready to change that. "I’m a fast guy and I got good hands" Wilson told The Star-Ledger Sunday before..." August 05

  • Giants RB David Wilson eager to make leap this season

    New York Post "David Wilson is a 210-pound meteor ready to flash across NFL skies now that Ahmad Bradshaw is no longer in his way. General manager Jerry Reese did backflips in the Giants war room when Wilson still was on the board at the end of the first round of the 2012 draft and Wilson would love nothing..." August 02

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Also unofficially David Wilson and Andre Brown are both starting RBs. David Diehl is at RT. Wilson is also at KR and Rueben Randle at PR.

  • Wilson and Brown set to share load in the Giants backfield

    New York Post "At the end of last year, Ahmad Bradshaw knew his sixth season with the Giants might be his last. The veteran running back told rookie David Wilson it would likely be the case, but naivete prevailed. “I was surprised. I really wasn’t expecting that,” Wilson told The Post of his reaction upon..." June 13

  • Giants’ Wilson ready to adjust to ‘ridiculous’ new rule

    New York Post "David Wilson joined the growing chorus of NFL running backs upset yesterday with a newly approved rule that will penalize backs for lowering the crown of their helmets into defenders when in the open field. “Any time you’re running the ball, you’re head is the first thing, you run with a lean,”..." March 22