David Wilson

RB / N.Y. Giants / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 11,18,19,20,21

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  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Former Giants RB David Wilson sets eyes on track and field

    Former Giants running back David Wilson was forced to retire from the NFL after recurring neck issues, so he is now aiming to qualify for the U.S. track and field championships, per The New York Times. Wilson, a first-round pick in the 2012 draft, played two seasons for the Giants and scored five touchdowns.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Giants waive running back David Wilson

    The Giants waived 2012 first-round pick David Wilson, the explosive back out of Virginia Tech who spent last season on injured reserve following a career-ending neck injury. Wilson hurt his neck in the fifth game of his second season and went on IR a month later. While participating in training camp last year, Wilson suffered a burner that caused numbness in his hands and lower extremities. Doctors determined he should no longer play football. His career ended at age 23 after 21 games. As a rookie, Wilson set Giants records with 1,533 kickoff return yards and 1,925 all-purpose yards. He racked up a franchise-record 327 all-purpose yards, including 100 yards rushing, in a win over New Orleans that year.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Giants make a few roster moves Tuesday

    The Giants announced a few roster moves Tuesday. The most notable is that running back David Wilson cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve. Wilson announced his retirement Monday due to diffuse cervical stenosis. The Giants also signed defensive end Israel Idonije and tight end Jerome Cunningham, while waiving defensive end Kendrick Adams.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    David Wilson retiring at age 23

    The Giants' team physician, Dr. Russell Warren, advised running back David Wilson that he should no longer play football. Wilson had neck surgery in January and suffered a neck injury last week. He is retiring from the game."David has diffuse cervical stenosis," Russell said. "He had a disc removed and a fusion in January. In light of last week's episode of symptoms, sensory and motor, [spine specialist] Frank [Cammisa Jr.] and I both told David he should not play football any more. We let David know that by playing, he would be putting himself at risk for more episodes like last week or perhaps something more serious."Wilson said he doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for him. "I lived my dream," he said. "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 2012 first-round pick averaged 5.0 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns as a rookie, including returning a kickoff 97 yards for a score.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Giants doctors 'shutting down' David Wilson

    Giants team doctors are "shutting down" running back David Wilson following last week's neck burner, reports ESPN's Josina Anderson. Wilson underwent neck surgery in January.Anderson added there's a belief "the injury could be career ending."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants reveal list of players that won't play in preseason opener

    The Giants unveiled a list of players who did not make the trip and will not participate in the preseason opener against the Bills in Canton, per ESPN. The following players will sit out Sunday: defensive end Robert Ayers, linebacker Jon Beason, offensive tackle Will Beatty, wide receiver Odell Beckham, tight end Xavier Grimble, guard Eric Herman, wide receiver Trindon Holliday, corner back Bennett Jackson, cornerback Trumaine McBride, defensive tackle Mike Patterson, linebacker Spencer Paysinger and running back David Wilson.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Giants would be 'very surprised' if David Wilson plays again

    The Giants would be "very surprised" if running back David Wilson comes back from his latest neck injury and plays for them again, reports ESPN.com. A source told the website it would take "some unexpectedly good news from Wilson's surgeon on Monday to convince the Giants it's OK for their 2012 first-round pick to return to action." Wilson, who had spinal fusion surgery in January, suffered a neck stinger Tuesday in a collision with guard Eric Herman. While most are predicting Wilson's career is over, he "has been very upbeat and has told people he'll be fine again after a couple of days off," the report said.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Doctors 'very hesitant' to clear David Wilson

    Doctors evaluating Giants running back David Wilson after the neck stinger he suffered Tuesday are "very hesitant to clear him to return to football," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, adding there's "far less optimism than last time." Wilson gained clearance following his January neck surgery. But now it appears his career might be over at age 23.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Report: David Wilson's career in doubt

    David Wilson "needs a miracle" to continue his career with the Giants, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Thursday. Wilson suffered a neck "burner," (trauma to his neck that involves numbness and tingling) in practice this week and will be re-evaluated next week, but an anonymous source told the paper the bad prognosis. The running back posted on Instagram Thursday that "everything turned out to be fine." Wilson underwent spinal fusion surgery on his neck this offseason in an attempt to continue his career.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    David Wilson to be re-evaluated next week

    Giants running back David Wilson won't practice the rest of this week and will miss the team's preseason game Sunday vs. the Bills before getting checked out next Monday, the Bergen Record reported Wednesday. Dr. Cammisa, who performed the fusion surgery on Wilson in January, will check him out at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Newark Star-Ledger reported. Wilson suffered a neck "burner" in practice Tuesday, an injury that deals with trauma to the neck or shoulder area that involves temporarily pain, tingling or numbness. Wilson had offseason neck fusion surgery and was cleared for training camp.

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