David Wilson is Giants' starting running back
The New York Giants plan to go with David Wilson as their starting running back.
He'll work in tandem with Andre Brown, but Wilson, a speedy former first-round draft pick from Virginia Tech, is the primary featured runner.
“We expect [Wilson] to be our starter, and be in the backfield with Andre Brown, who had a terrific season going last year until he got hurt,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese told ESPN Radio. “[Brown's] had the injury bug a little bit since he’s been in the league. But if he can stay healthy, and David Wilson comes on like we expect him too, we think we can have a pretty dynamic backfield.”
Wilson has rushed for 50 yards on 13 carries, nine yards less than Brown on a dozen crries.
Meanwhile, Reese hasn't given up hope on wide receiver Victor Cruz being ready for the Dallas Cowboys in the first game despite a heel injury.
"We’re hopeful of that," Reese said. "He’s day to day, and he’s got a strong will, and he says he’ll be ready, and I believe him."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.