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Hakeem Nicks OUT for Giants
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:55pm
Peyton Hillis OUT for Giants
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:15pm
Giants 'doubt' that David Wilson needs surgery
Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:01pm
Giants RB David Wilson injured his neck on Oct. 6 in a game against the Eagles, and was later diagnosed with a herniated disc and spinal stenosis. It was initially thought he’d miss 3-4 weeks, but he was reevaluated on Monday and team doctors declined to clear him to play.
There remains at least a possibility that Wilson’s condition will be career-ending, though sources say the Giants still are hoping their 2012 first-round draft pick will be able to return next season.
Asked if Wilson will need surgery on his neck, Tom Coughlin said, “I doubt that.” A team source said nothing has been determined yet and more won’t be known until Wilson’s neck is reevaluated by doctors again in “several weeks.”
“I don’t know what to think (long-term) because it’s obvious that medically there’s no green light,” Coughlin said. “So we’re still in a holding pattern, believing that he’s going to get better.”
It was a lost season for Wilson, who came into the season as a breakout RB but never really got going. He finally scored his first touchdown against the Eagles in Week 5 and then promptly injured his neck. Andre Brown looks like the back to own in the Giants' backfield, but Peyton Hillis is expected to get the start in Week 10.
David Wilson likely headed to IR
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 11:47am
With running back Andre Brown due to return at 4 p.m. today from the short-term injured reserve list, the likely roster move to free a space will be running back David Wilson heading to injured reserve, according to multiple people briefed on the matter.
Wilson, the team's 2012 first-round pick, injured his neck against the Eagles back on Oct. 6 and has not returned to action since.
A follow-up MRI earlier this week revealed significant progress, but he was not green lit by the training staff to return. The area of concern still lies around the herniated disc as it pertains to a case of spinal stenosis, a chronic injury that Wilson was diagnosed with following a trip to a specialist after the initial injury.
Peyton Hillis expected to be the primary option in Week 10
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 5:25pm
Giants RB Brandon Jacobs practiced Wednesday and appears set to return after missing two games with a hamstring injury. Andre Brown (broken leg) looks like he’s going to be activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list by the end of the week. Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox held down the fort the past few weeks.
Hillis will be a big part of Sunday’s plan. He played well in his first two games with the Giants, the only two games they’ve won this season. He ran for 106 yards and a touchdown in those games, and proved reliable as a pass blocker.
Hillis is expected to be the primary option with Jacobs and Brown sprinkled into the equation.
Brown said earlier in the week he had a special package of plays. But having not played a game in over two months, HC Tom Coughlin didn’t appear set to have him carry a heavy workload.
“He’s ready to help,” Coughlin said. “But there is a big difference between game day and practice.”
In the last two games, Hillis turned 46 touches into 166 yards and a TD. It sounds as if Coughlin wants to ease Brown into the mix, though we believe he has the most upside in the Giants' backfield.
Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:53pm
Brown, who suffered a second fracture of his left fibula in the final preseason game at New England, and veteran Brandon Jacobs practiced today, as did Peyton Hillis and rookie Michael Cox. Running back David Wilson’s injured neck was re-examined today, coach Tom Coughlin said.
“The coaches just told me to be ready,” said Brown, who averaged 5.3 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns last season before suffered a fractured left fibula in a Nov. 25 game against Green Bay.
Brown said he will get a special package of plays and the team wants to ease him back into football shape. With Wilson not likely back this week, Brown could split time with Jacobs and Hillis, but the division of carries is anyone's guess. Brown's worth adding but is shaping up to be a risky play this week.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 9:33pm
Andre Brown, a fourth-round pick by the Giants in 2009, will join newcomer Peyton Hillis, who has carried the load the past two weeks, veteran Brandon Jacobs and rookie Michael Cox in a crowded backfield. Wilson (neck) is scheduled to be re-evaluated early next week.
"Andre is definitely going to fit in," Giants running back coach Jerald Ingram said. "He’s very athletic. He catches the ball well out of the backfield. He can run the ball. He has good speed.
"He’s that multi-purpose back that can do a lot of things on first, second and third downs where the other two guys (Hillis and Jacobs) are big, strong, powerful, downhill guys."
As the story points out, once Brown is activated, the Giants will have to make a roster move. Among their options are releasing Jacobs or placing Wilson on injured reserve, ending his season. They could release another player as well. Brown is worth picking up if he's on your wire.