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David Wilson | Running Back | #22

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (32) / NYG
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Giants waived RB David Wilson.
It's a procedural move that saves the Giants $1.3 million in cap space. Wilson retired from the NFL in August due to a neck injury. Wed, Feb 11, 2015 05:03:00 PM

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Retired RB David Wilson wants to compete in the triple jump for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In addition to football, Wilson was a track-and-field star at Virginia Tech. He's already begun training for the event, and plans to do most of his workouts back at his alma mater. Wilson's personal best mark in the event at college was 53 feet, 1 3/4 inches, while the qualifying mark for the 2012 Olympics was about 54 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Wilson has also been doing some broadcasting work.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Giants placed RB David Wilson (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

After a neck burner caused "numbness" in his hands and lower extremities, Wilson's spinal surgeon advised him against playing football. "Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too," Wilson said in a statement. "Don't feel sorry for me or pity me." Although fantasy owners who were burned by Wilson in 2013 may remember him as a fumbler, he was a dynamic athlete and phenom at Virginia Tech with an incredibly competitive playing style. At just 23 years old, it appears Wilson is content with retirement. "I'm thankful that I can literally walk away from the game," he added. It's a sad end to what once appeared to be an extremely bright career.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 02:54:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Giants are "shutting down" David Wilson (neck), and "there's a belief the injury could be career ending."

Wilson suffered a burner in practice last week, mere months after spinal fusion surgery. Wilson's 2014 season is definitely over, while many wonder if Wilson will ever suit up for the Giants again. Now, it's starting to look like Wilson might never play another NFL down. If true, it would be a huge disappointment. Wilson is one of the most explosive players in the league -- he led the NFL in kickoff return yards as a 21-year-old rookie in 2012 -- but neck injuries aren't to be taken lightly. Dynasty league owners can consider dropping him.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 12:52:00 PM

A source close to the situation told ESPN's Dan Graziano the Giants would be "very surprised" if David Wilson (neck) played for them again.

Graziano is essentially confirming an NJ.com report that Wilson "needs a miracle" to continue his career. Wilson will be re-checked by his surgeon Monday after suffering a neck burner on the heels of spinal fusion surgery. "As soon as I saw him walk off the field, I started to hurt," said starting RB Rashad Jennings. "Someone who's been working as hard as he has to get back on the field, when he has a little setback, it's frustrating as a friend, a brother and a teammate."
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 03:53:00 PM

A source tells NJ.com that David Wilson (neck) "needs a miracle" to return to the field.

Wilson sustained a burner during Tuesday's practice, just a few months after undergoing spinal fusion surgery. His NFL career is now in serious jeopardy. The Giants are not expecting Wilson to get good news when he meets with his surgeon on Monday, leaving them with Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox behind starter Rashad Jennings.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Giants RB David Wilson (neck) tweeted he passed all his physical examinations and was "fine."

Wilson left practice Tuesday after suffering a neck "burner." He will sit out the rest of the week before being reevaluated on August 4. Despite the clean bill of health, it is clear Wilson's neck will be a concern for the rest of his career. He is not worth a redraft pick.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:25:00 PM

David Wilson (neck) will sit out the rest of the week and be reevaluated August 4.

Wilson left Tuesday's practice early with a neck burner. He underwent initial tests yesterday, and it's been determined that he won't play in Sunday's preseason opener versus the Bills. Wilson will be looked at Monday by Dr. Frank Cammisa, the doctor who performed his neck surgery. The Giants are going to be extremely careful here. We don't advise using a re-draft pick on Wilson.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:01:00 AM

David Wilson will undergo tests after suffering a neck "burner" in Tuesday's practice.

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports the Giants "will be careful" with Wilson, which is probably the understatement of the century. It's extremely bad news for Wilson to have any issues with his surgically-repaired neck so soon after being cleared. If drafting early, make Wilson a late-round flier at your own risk.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 04:25:00 PM

David Wilson left Tuesday's training camp practice early with a neck burner.

A "burner" or "stinger" is an injury to the nerves in the neck or shoulder that produce a stinging sensation. Obviously, with Wilson, this is a major concern and not something to take lightly. Following practice, coach Tom Coughlin said "we were all praying" Wilson wouldn't suffer any setbacks. This qualifies as one. Recovery time can range, but Wilson won't be cleared to return until he's experiencing zero neck pain. We'll update Wilson when the Giants do.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 03:18:00 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger expects David Wilson to be part of the Giants' weekly game plan as long as he remains healthy.

Wilson opened training camp as the second-team tailback behind Rashad Jennings, and has reportedly "looked explosive" in the receiving game. With the Giants moving to a West Coast offense, Wilson has an opportunity for a bigger role as a pass catcher in addition to change-of-pace duties. Rookie Andre Williams is expected to push Jennings for red-zone carries.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 03:20:00 PM

David Wilson opened Giants camp as the second-team tailback.

He was quickly installed directly behind Rashad Jennings, and ahead of Peyton Hills and rookie Andre Williams. Per the Giants' website, Wilson "looked dynamic as ever" in practice, "making cuts like his old self and still looks like one of the most athletic players on the field." Only 23 years old, Wilson has mouth-watering god-given gifts but football-playing deficiencies have removed him from the equation to start. He'll likely be a change-of-pace back this season.
Source: giants.com
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:24:00 PM

David Wilson (neck) tweeted Monday that he's been "cleared for everything."

It's fantastic news for Wilson, whose career appeared to be in jeopardy following a Week 5 neck injury and subsequent surgery. Now he can focus on football again, an area he struggled badly with last season while getting blown up in pass protection, averaging 3.31 YPC and losing two fumbles. Still, there's more than enough natural running ability here for the Giants to unleash Wilson as an explosive early-down change of pace behind Rashad Jennings. Don't be surprised if Wilson ends up earning at least 6-8 carries as soon as Week 1.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Co-owner John Mara told reporters Thursday that the Giants expect David Wilson (neck) to be medically cleared for the season.

"We expect him to be playing," Mara said. "All signs are he'll be ready to go." Wilson's final pre-camp medical checkup is on Monday. ESPN's Dan Graziano reiterated on SportsCenter this afternoon that "signs point to David Wilson being cleared and joining that Giants' backfield." New York's running back stable includes Rashad Jennings, Wilson, rookie Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox, and Kendall Gaskins. Wilson is unlikely to accrue significant re-draft value this season, but the 23-year-old could certainly be a drain on Jennings'.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 01:31:00 PM

David Wilson (neck) will next seek medical clearance on Monday, July 21.

Wilson initially sought clearance before minicamp. He didn't get it, but doctors still seemed upbeat about his chances of playing this year. Wilson handled "some reps" at spring practices, but needs clearance for contact work. If Wilson does get the green light, he'll be a change-of-pace back and kick returner.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 01:50:00 PM

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