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Giants “hopeful” David Wilson returns, but won’t affect their draft plans

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The Giants signed Rashad Jennings as a free agent, giving them a strong option for a starting running back come the fall and lessening their need to rely on 2012 first-round pick David Wilson as he makes his way back from last year’s neck surgery.

Wilson is waiting for doctors to give him the go-ahead to take part in the team’s OTAs, something he expects will happen as he’s feeling no pain in his neck. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said Thursday that the team also expects him back, but he also made it clear that they aren’t exactly planning a major role for Wilson.

“Well, obviously if we have him, that it gives us more depth at the position,” Reese said. “We brought Jennings in and we had Michael Cox from last year who we’re hoping is developing, but David Wilson, he’s really kind of a bonus for us if we can get him back and we expect him. He’s on schedule to be back and we’re very hopeful that he will.”

Reese said that Wilson’s status will have no bearing on the team’s draft plans, saying that they would take a back they like whether or not Wilson is in the mix. After diving into the discard pile multiple times for backfield help last season, finding such a back may not be a bad idea.

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8 Responses to “Giants “hopeful” David Wilson returns, but won’t affect their draft plans”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: May 2, 2014 10:43 AM

    Dave Bust.

  2. cuda1234 says: May 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    Apparently Peyton Hillis isn’t in the plans?

  3. floratiotime says: May 2, 2014 11:33 AM

    Wilson and RG3 headline the All-NFC East Bust Team.

  4. RexCanCoach says: May 2, 2014 11:38 AM

    2014 – Just another year for Reese to either:

    a) make poor draft choices
    b) ignore needs (ie RB and LB) remember 2013?

    and with the pandemic Eli and his propensity to throw picks, last place in NFC East is well within reach.

  5. lic112014 says: May 2, 2014 4:39 PM

    If he’s cleared to play he and Jennings can be a potent duo.I just hope he’s solved his fumbling problem.

  6. bux1022 says: May 2, 2014 5:21 PM

    Reese is one of the best GMs in the game, chump.. But oh ya this coming from a Jets fan. Lmao!

  7. bigbosscrispy says: May 3, 2014 4:04 AM

    David Wilson is a bust, SMH with these draft pics from 2013…. Just as bad was the QB Ryan Nassib…..

  8. nygmann says: May 3, 2014 9:28 AM

    This is one of the rare instances where you just do not know whether a draft pick will work or not. Wilson was considered a big deal in the 2012 draft. So, I don’t blame Reese for getting him. That said, I am not so sure that they fully addressed their needs at RB with Jennings.

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