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The New York Giants no longer have the time to groom rookie running back David Wilson.
The first-round draft pick is going to have to start contributing as Ahmad Bradshaw's backup in the final five games of the regular season, starting Monday against the Washington Redskins.
Wilson was thrown into the role Sunday, when Andre Brown broke his left leg in the fourth quarter of New York's 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
On most teams, the backup spot might mean a couple of carries a game.
For the Giants (7-4), though, the role is different because of Bradshaw's foot problems. He has dealt with them for years, usually playing in pain. One bad step, and Wilson becomes the No. 1 back ... in the middle of a playoff race.
''Andre played a big role in our offense, so with his absence somebody's gonna to have to definitely step up on the offensive side of the ball,'' Wilson said. ''And, you know, the coaches told me that I'm the next guy, ...
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David Wilson was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, 32nd overall.
The expectations were that Wilson would be the compliment to Ahmad Bradshaw. In the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, Wilson lost a fumble on his second career carry and did not receive another carry for the rest of the game.
He also opened the door as Andre Brown...
New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips told ESPN Radio in New York that he tweaked his knee this past Sunday and he’ll be good to go on Monday night against the Redskins.
Kenny Phillips says on ESPN NY 98.7 that he tweaked his knee but “I’m good. I’m good.” Added that he expects to play Sunday.
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 27, 2012
We’ll see if Phillips...
Giants running back Andre Brown broke his fibula Sunday night against the Packers.Fantasy Spin:It's an unfortunate situation for a player who has battled through serious injuries since his rookie year and been cut seven times. He's played a big role in the Giants offense behind brittle starter Ahmad Bradshaw, scoring eight touchdowns and finding the end zone in five straight...
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New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett may have made his best play of Sunday when he caught a fan falling from the stands. The Giants were leaving the field after soundly defeating the Green Bay Packers when Bennett attempted to give his gloves to a kid.
At that time a middle-aged man leaned over the kid and fell over the protective railing and onto Bennett.
“I just did what...
It took the words of a very special child to remind the Giants of how they're capable of playing. And sure enough, that special child, 15-year old Adam Merchant, was rewarded with a chance to witness his favorite NFL team put on one of its best performances of the season in person. Merchant, who was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, came...