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Giants give us a peek at David Wilson in OTAs

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In May, you see things on a practice field that might not mean much in September.

But in the case of Giants running back David Wilson, any sighting is a good one.

On a day when their OTAs were closed to the “regular” media, the team-owned website tweeted out a video of Wilson taking a handoff from quarterback Josh Freeman.

Wilson is working his way back from offseason neck surgery, and the Giants have given themselves cover if he doesn’t come back. After signing Rashad Jennings in free agency and drafting Andre Williams in the fourth round (where they’ve found good backs before), they can view him as a bit of a bonus if he’s able to return.

But for a guy whose career might have appeared in jeopardy with the news of neck surgery, the simple act of taking a non-contact rep and getting through it is a positive sign.

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17 Responses to “Giants give us a peek at David Wilson in OTAs”
  1. hakunamangata says: May 28, 2014 2:02 PM

    David Wilson taking a handoff from Josh Freeman…that’s a sad video.

  2. dpizzi says: May 28, 2014 2:21 PM

    I don’t think neck surgery keeps you from fumbling the ball #butterfingers.

  3. baddegg says: May 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    …and then he fumbled.

  4. greymares says: May 28, 2014 2:32 PM

    Who got credit for the fumble Wilson or Freeman ?

  5. officialgame says: May 28, 2014 2:45 PM

    His arms look good.

  6. romo2witten says: May 28, 2014 2:50 PM

    Talk to me about his comeback from neck surgery after he takes a hard hit head on in a real game.

  7. tyler4richardson says: May 28, 2014 3:00 PM

    Hope he gets healthy. Love watching him fumble.

  8. nflofficeadmin says: May 28, 2014 3:12 PM

    C’mon turkey neck, get back in there!

  9. tommyribs says: May 28, 2014 3:28 PM

    When Wilson is healthy he is the best fumbler we have on the GIANTS.

  10. ragnarthemagnificent says: May 28, 2014 4:02 PM

    How is this guy still in the league? The Giants are so bad that David Wilson is still on their team, that’s pretty sad. This is Davids last year in the NFL, mark it.

  11. n0hopeleft says: May 28, 2014 4:16 PM

    How many people on this thread so far have seen their team win a ring in their lifetime? Let alone 4? You talked crap about Jacobs too…

    You fools are still so MAD at the Giants for winning. We laugh at you. Especially Eagles fans.

  12. justinstuckrule says: May 28, 2014 4:59 PM

    So the Josh Freeman era begins with a visit from former Giant David Wilson. Maybe Wilson wanted to inspire his former teammates by stepping on the field one last time.

    If Freeman can lead the Giants to a 6-10 record in this rebuilding year I’d consider it a success.

  13. kev86 says: May 28, 2014 6:15 PM

    Eli practiced. True blue warrior. Nassib threw a beautiful bomb to Beckham. Giants are deep at RB if Wilson can play. McAdoos offense appears very up tempo. All good in the land of Giants. Big Blue just about due for another SB.

  14. allkohn says: May 28, 2014 6:27 PM

    I don’t why why people are bagging on David Wilson so much. So what if he sucks – the running back pool is “deep.” #3backups does not = deep.

  15. lic112014 says: May 29, 2014 7:42 AM

    With Jennings as the feature back Wilson will be utilized more in the passing game to take advantage of his speed.Tiki Barber was a fumbler also (4 against the eagles in an important game) until Coughlin worked with him and he’ll do the same with Wilson.

  16. billco6192013 says: May 29, 2014 9:42 AM

    ELI DUE FOR A GOOD YEAR AND GIANTS DE IS THE STRONGEST PART OF THIS TEAM.DE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS JUST LET ELI BE A GAME MANAGER AND WE WIN THIS DIVISION. GIANTS DE IS GOING TO BE PUTTIN PRESSURE ALL DAY .UNLEASH THE BOYS PERRY AND PUT MASSIVE PRESSURE ON QB S ,YOU HAVE THE BACK END TO HOLD UP.

  17. dkalev says: May 29, 2014 11:09 AM

    This guy is Tiki minus the blocking, receiving, football knowledge and leadership, but plus a lot of speed… If he could learn to block, and be a good study of the game he may become nearly (and I say that very loosely) as good, if not half as good as Tiki, which is saying a lot… more like he could become Ahmad Bradshaw

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