Is the season over for New York Giants' running back David Wilson? The second-year running back, who has not played since Week 5, underwent a second MRI on his injured neck Monday and was not cleared to return to the field. The Giants said Wilson "will undergo another evaluation in several weeks."
Wilson tweeted his frustration after the MRI:
This is frustrating, waiting game again— David E. Wilson (@4stillRunning) November 4, 2013
The Giants have to open a roster spot this week for running back Andre Brown, expected back Sunday vs. the Oakland Raiders after spending the first half of the season on short-term IR with a fractured leg. It is fair to wonder if the Giants would put Wilson on IR to make room for Brown.
Brown, who was expected to share running back duties with Wilson when the season began, was reportedly "given a package of plays" during Monday's practice.
"Coach came up to me and (said), ‘Are you ready?' " Brown said. I guess we'll find out later in the week what they're going to do. My legs are feeling great."
The Giants also have to make a roster move by Thursday with defensive tackle Markus Kuhn, who has been on the PUP list all season following knee surgery for a torn ACL. Best guess is that Kuhn, in his second season, is placed on IR simply because of the depth the Giants have at the position.
Former Rutgers cornerback Brandon Jones, a 6-foot, 191-pound rookie, was added to the Giants' practice squad on Monday. The Giants released running back Jeremy Wright from the practice squad last week.
Amukamara: I wasn't bullied
In light of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation with the Miami Dolphins, Giants' cornerback Prince Amukamara was asked Monday if he thought he was bullied last season when teammates tossed him into a cold tub during training camp.
"Last year with what I went through wasn't bullying at all, it was just more of fun in the locker room," Amukamara said. "Of course, nobody's going to be happy being thrown into a cold tub of water but we need to respect our teammates and we know that things can get out of hand sometimes."
Giants know the score
For years, the Giants have felt they always do their best work when they were desperate. At 2-6, that's where they are again this season.
"This team's best work has been when it's been that way, when their backs are against the wall, when they had to win one game at a time, or win out in some cases. We're excited to get back to work," Terrell Thomas said. "We've gotten this far even though we started off 0-6, but we're on a run right now and that's all we're going to worry about, just one game at a time. Trying to get a win each week and we definitely can't lose any more division games."
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