Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) runs the ball while being pursued by Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants not expecting David Wilson to be starting running back

The New York Giants will enter the offseason under the impression that they don’t have a starting running back as general manager Jerry Reese admitted he will not be counting on David Wilson for the 2014 season.

That may sound harsh – but Reese wasn’t suggesting it in such a manner, rather hinting that Wilson could very well opt for neck surgery and would not be available to him or the Giants moving forward.

Due to that, Reese and the Giants’ front office will operate under the circumstances that Wilson will not be available to them:

“I don’t think you go into the next season saying David Wilson’s going to be our No. 1 starting running back,’’ Reese said Monday. “The guy is coming off of a neck surgery, if he decides to have it.’’

New York has few reasonable alternatives behind Wilson on the roster, so it’s likely the Giants will hit the free agent wire which should be stocked with solid running back talent. It’s also possible New York could try to find a running back available via trade – though that’s the lesser likely scenario.

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