August 4, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) at the New York Giants practice facility during training camp. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back David Wilson wants special teams role

When the New York Giants released their depth chart on Friday, both David Wilson and Andre Brown were listed as starters at the running back position. Wilson, however, isn’t content with just sharing carries in the backfield. He wants to continue to return kicks, also.

Here are Wilson’s thoughts on the matter:

I definitely want to do it. I really got passionate about those kickoff returns, so I want to be back there.

 

It’s just about being in shape. Because I know I’ve got a real good chance of being the starter (at running back) and getting more carries. So you’ve got to be in shape to take those kick returns 60 yards and then stay on the field and run the next play if it’s a toss sweep or something. So I’m jogging around in practice, running around and making sure I’m in shape to make sure I can handle that, because it’s something I really want to do. (ESPN)

Wilson was one of the best kick returners in the NFL in 2012, racking up 1,533 return yards and averaging 26.9 yards per return.

What do you think, Giants fans? Should Wilson perform double-duty, or should he just focus on being a running back?

[Source: ESPN]

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