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Wednesday
Aug062014

RB David Wilson Retires From NFL

iStock/Thinkstock(EAST RUTHERFORD) -- New York Giants running back David Wilson bid a tearful farewell to the gridiron on Wednesday after he was advised by doctors to retire because of injuries to his neck and spine.

“When I was growing up my dream was to play in the NFL and I did that,” Wilson said.

The Giants drafted Wilson out of Virginia Tech with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. In 21 games with New York, Wilson rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns on 115 carries. He also had six receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.

In Week 5 of last season, Wilson suffered a neck injury during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He missed the rest of the year and underwent spinal fusion surgery in January.


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Monday
Aug042014

Giants RB David Wilson Advised to Retire

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Doctors have advised New York Giants running back David Wilson to retire because of injuries to his neck and spine. The third-year NFL veteran was placed on injured reserve on Monday.

“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” said Wilson in a statement released by the team. “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.”

The Giants drafted Wilson out of Virginia Tech with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. In 21 games with New York, Wilson rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns on 115 carries. He also had six receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.

In Week 5 of last season, Wilson suffered a neck injury during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He would miss the rest of the year and undergo spinal fusion surgery in January.


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Wednesday
Jul302014

Giants RB David Wilson to See Neck Specialist 

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) --  New York Giants running back David Wilson's bounce-back season is off to a rough start.

Wilson left Tuesday's training camp practice with a neck injury and underwent a battery of tests.  He is expected to miss at least a week. 

"We were all praying that it would not be an issue, that he would be able to come back and go to work," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday. "But we'll see."

Instead of playing in Sunday's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, Wilson will stay in New York and be examined by Dr. Frank Cammisa at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  Cammisa is the same specialist who performed season-ending spinal fusion surgery on Wilson after Week 5 to correct a disk problem in his neck in 2013.

The Giants drafted Wilson in the first-round of the 2012 NFL draft.  He was cleared for full contact back on July 21 and was practicing normally with the team before the injury occurred.


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Monday
Jul212014

Giants RB David Wilson Cleared for Training Camp

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Giants running back David Wilson has been cleared for all activities when the Giants open training camp on Tuesday.

"Just got cleared ..... #cleared for everything now the story continues," Wilson tweeted on Monday following his examination.

Wilson suffered a neck injury during Week 5 last season and missed the rest of the year in a difficult season in which the team failed to make the playoffs.

Wilson had surgery during the offseason to repair the neck injury and participated in a couple OTA's and minicamp in May.

The Giants signed veteran running back Rashad Jennings during the offseason to fill the void they had at the position. New York also has veteran Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox to go along with fourth-round pick Andre Williams at the running back position.


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Thursday
Nov072013

N.Y. Giants Place David Wilson on Season-Ending IR

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New York Giants placed running back David Wilson on the season-ending injured reserve list Thursday, because of a neck injury.

The second year NFL veteran suffered a herniated disk in his neck last month during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Giants selected Wilson out of Virginia Tech with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. In his rookie campaign with Big Blue, he rushed for 358 yards and four touchdowns on 71 carries. This season, Wilson had 146 yards and one TD on 44 carries.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

Giants Running Back David Wilson Out for Thursday's Game Versus Bears

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Running back David Wilson will not play for the New York Giants Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced Tuesday.

Wilson left last weekend's game against the Eagles when he injured his neck.

With Wilson out, the Giants waived defensive end Justin Trattou and re-signed running back Da'Rel Scott, who was waived last week. Scott joins Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox as the only running backs on the Giants roster.

Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride says Jacbos will start Thursday night against the Bears.

"It'll be a challenge," Gilbride said. "It's a challenge if you had everybody, because they're such a talented defense. They're powerful and strong It's going to be difficult, but we'll see what happens."

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin called Wilson "week to week."

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Wednesday
Sep112013

Brandon Jacobs Back with the Giants

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal Tuesday, according to ESPN.

After second-year running back David Wilson fumbled twice in the team's loss to the Cowboys Sunday, the Giants decided to look to build depth at the position. After several backs worked out for the team, the Giants decided to bring back Brandon Jacobs.

"Whatever they need me to do," Jacobs said in a statement. "Whatever role they want me to play, I'll come in and do it. I know the offense. I know they've made some tweaks here and there, and I'll do whatever I have to do....The Giants have given me a great opportunity. This is where I wanted to be. These are the coaches I want to play for and I wanted to come back with my teammates. This is the place I love most."

Jacobs played with the Giants for first seven years of his career. He was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams and rushed for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns.

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Monday
Sep092013

Giants Noncommittal Towards Running Back David Wilson

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants could have a big problem on their hands when it comes to the running back position after David Wilson's performance Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite Wilson's talent, he had trouble holding onto the football. He fumbled the ball twice against the Cowboys, lost both of them, and found his way back to head coach Tom Coughlin's doghouse.

Wilson finished the game with 19 rushing yards on seven carries, and it is unknown how the team will handle the running back position going forward.

"All we talked about all week long was [how the Cowboys] were coming to strip the ball," Couglin said. "We can be better. He can be better at that. He can run with two hands on the ball like anybody else. Not going to play unless they can hang onto the ball. It's demoralizing to the whole team. He is a talented young man. We will get him right even if he has to run around the field with two balls. We need him!"

Da'Rel Scott filled in Wilson and wound up accumulating 74 total yards on offense.

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Friday
Dec142012

Bradshaw Out For Giants Vs. Falcons

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(EAST RUTHEFORD, N.J.) - New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw will not play in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons due to continuing knee and foot injuries.

Bradhsaw suffered a sprained knee in the team's last game against the New Orleans Saints, while the foot issues have limited him to one practice a week this season.

"It would have been a reach for (Bradshaw) to be ready. But someone like that and his constitution, you have to give him every benefit of the doubt," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "I'm sure he'd be disappointed right now. He thinks come game day it's all going to straighten out for him. In this case it's medically the only wise move."

Rookie David Wilson will likely see more time at the position as a result. He logged 100 yards and two rushing touchdowns in addition to a kickoff return score against New Orleans.

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