Reese: Wilson will be ready for camp

Giants GM Jerry Reese expects his 2012 first round pick, RB David Wilson, to participate fully in the team’s training camp next month. Wilson is coming off neck surgery and has yet to be fully cleared by doctors.

Reese, appearing on WFAN with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Monday, seemed confident all will be well with Wilson this summer:

“We brought in Rashad Jennings and he’s definitely a bell cow type of a running back – he can run it, he can catch it, he can block, he can do everything with it. David Wilson is an explosive player, but first and foremost we’re concerned about his health. We do think all systems are go pretty much for him to be healthy and ready for contact during training camp. We held him out for spring, no contact at all, but unless he has a setback we expect to release him for full contact during the fall. Any time he touches the ball he can go the distance. In this West Coast Offense, we’ll try to get them ball to him in different ways and obviously he’ll help in the return game.”

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

That is good news for the Giants, who appear to ready to move on with or without Wilson this season. With Jennings, veteran Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox and rookie Andre Williams, the Giants have enough experience, versatility and depth in the unit. Adding Wilson will give them a nice change-up player that hit a home run every time he touches the ball. 


Gotta love the man's drive. He knows he's blessed to be in his situation and he's going to take advantage of it. I can't wait to see him prove the doubters wrong (and that kid who was crying on draft night)