Giants waive/injured David Wilson

AP

In a move that clears the way for him to land on injured reserve, the Giants waived tailback David Wilson with an “injured” designation on Monday, according to the NFL’s official transactions.

Teams have until 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday to claim Wilson, but that seems rather unlikely, as the tailback’s career is, at best, in serious jeopardy after two doctors suggested he give up football because a spinal condition. Wilson seemed to indicate Monday that he would be stepping away from the game.

The Giants said Monday they would place Wilson on injured reserve. According to NFLPA data, Wilson is scheduled to make $997,682 in salary in 2014.

The Giants now have one open spot on their 90-player roster.