Some news you may have missed this week….
A medical/roster decision on RB David Wilson will be made next week.
Rotoworld: Wilson’s herniated disc and spinal stenosis will be re-evaluated by doctors. “I’m not a doctor so I don’t want to stand up here and say something is career-threatening,” Reese said. “But anytime you have a situation with your neck and your spine, those are some serious things that you need to take into consideration.” It sounds like season-ending injured reserve is a possibility.
Placing Wilson on IR will pave the way for Andre Brown’s return from the short term IR list.
Rotoworld: Brown has been practicing well for the last three weeks and is going to make his season debut in Week 10. He’ll be eased back in as part of a committee, but it’s obvious he’s the most talented back on the team outside of David Wilson (neck, out indefinitely). In 10 games last year, Brown rushed 73 times for 385 yards (5.27 YPC) with eight touchdowns. He’ll start off with some low-end flex value and his snap count should gradually rise.
The NFL trading deadline came and went and WR Hakeem Nicks was not traded. OL David Diehl still believes Nicks’ days in blue are numbered.
Rotoworld: It’s notable because Diehl and Nicks share the same agent. It’s also very logical. The Giants just gave Victor Cruz a six-year deal, Nicks’ on-field play has sharply declined over the last couple years and Rueben Randle is waiting in the wings. It’s a perfect time for the two sides to move on from each other.
FS Ryan Mundy is dealing with a hip pointer. He did not play on defense last Sunday despite being listed as the starter at FS. Will Hill took all the snaps at that position. Mundy played 11 snaps on special teams.
Rotoworld: It explains why Mundy didn’t play in Sunday’s win over the Eagles despite being active. He’ll now have the Week 9 bye to rest up. Mundy has 48 tackles and one interception through eight games this season.
After a slow start, TE Brandon Myers is fast becoming an integral part of the Giants’ offense.
Dan Salamone, Giants.com: For the last three seasons, a Giants tight end has finished as one of Eli Manning’s top three most-targeted receivers….With (TE coach Mike) Pope’s help, Myers is in line to make it four straight years for the tight ends. The first-year Giant may not be on pace for 79 catches like he had in Oakland last year, but his 23 receptions – including three key ones last week in Philadelphia — are tied with wide receiver Rueben Randle for third on the team.