"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."
Although ESPN reported earlier this week that running back
"He's not going to be put out there unless he's ready for that," Coughlin told NFL.com. "He's very pleased with where he's at now. ... Forget about the fact that he could be a difference-maker on our team -- it's the idea that 'Is he going to be healthy enough to withstand (hits)?'"
Wilson recently underwent neck surgery in late January after missing 11 games last season. He has already started weightlifting and working out, so he appears to be headed in the right direction.
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