The Giants made it clear they weren't going to count on Wilson being ready for the start of the season. The team went out and signed free agent rusher Rashad Jennings to anchor their run game.
"Me and the doctors know," he told the Newark Star-Ledger. "As soon as the doctors see what they need to see, I'm good. For right now, he said I'm doing really well and I'm ahead of schedule. I'm staying positive and my teammates and family are all giving me support."
"All in due time with David," Coughlin told the team's website. "Just pray, you're praying that he has a return to excellent health and that the doctors are totally convinced that he is recovered and ready to go. When that time comes, you'll have another contributor who, if he gets a step, he's gone."
"I'm planning that he's there until they tell me different," Coughlin said. "Now to what extent is he there? Does his presence mean you have to have another number at that spot? All those things are possible."
Wilson had neck surgery in late January after missing 11 games last season. Coughlin said Wilson is "making outstanding progress" in his recovery.
"Whenever I see him I tell him to slow down and stay with what they're telling you that you can and can't do" Coughlin said. "He's been working on his legs for a month or more."
The Giants signed Rashad Jennings as a free agent this offseason, but Coughlin said Wilson will still have a role if healthy.
"Let's get him back. Let's see. I wouldn't rush him into anything," Coughlin said. "Before you ask it, he's a superb kickoff returner. Can he go out there and do that? I don't know. I would be very slow about that."
"You’d like to have a complete back," McAdoo said. "Obviously, it’s ideal to have a guy who’s functional out of the backfield catching the football, but at the end of the day, if they can’t protect the quarterback, they’re going to have a hard time getting on the field."
"Obviously, we can't put all our eggs in that basket," Reese said of Wilson. "We will continue to look for running backs in free agency and the draft as well."
|P0||8/3/14||@ BUF||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/16/14||@ IND||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/22/14||@ NYJ||7:30 pm|
|1||9/8/14||@ DET||7:10 pm|
|4||9/25/14||@ WAS||8:25 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/9/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ STL||4:05 pm|
|2012||New York Giants||16||2||71||358||5.0||52||4||5||17|
|2013||New York Giants||5||4||44||146||3.3||18||1||0||10|
|2012||New York Giants||16||2||4||34||8.5||15||1||0||0||2|
|2013||New York Giants||5||4||2||8||4.0||6||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||57||1533||26.9||97||1||7|
|2013||New York Giants||5||9||222||24.7||31||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||5||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||New York Giants||5||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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