GIANTS CUT WILSON TO SAVE 1.3M
You can call it a comeback but sadly it was not. After the Giants running back, David Wilson, recovered from offseason neck surgery, he participated in the Giants 2014 training camp for the hope in playing the 2014 season. The hype was alive and well for the running back that set the team record for all purpose yards in a game with the 327 yards he gained versus the New Orleans Saints in 2012. Wilson back flipped his way into the hearts of all Giants fans as he was perceived as the next messiah that would lead big blue to the promise land.
All great stories though have to come to an end, even though some end more abruptly than others. On August 4th 2014, Wilson was advised by Dr. Russell Warren that he should step away from the game of football. The running back was yet again injured and this time it cost him his career. From hero to tragic hero, Wilson stepped away from the game receiving heartfelt thoughts. Wilson though did not want anyone to feel bad for him. He was quoted saying, “I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me. I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.”
Shortly after Wilson received the recommendation to step away from the game, the Giants placed the former first round draft pick out of Virginia Tech, on injured reserved. Until yesterday, Wilson still put a cap hit on the New York Giants. On February 11th, the Giants officially cut Wilson, clearing $1.3M off of their roster.
Now, Wilson will just be remembered as the players that had all the potential in the world, but no time to live up to the potential. Scenarios like these are what NFL players and everyone in life should take note of. Nothing lasts forever. Your life can change forever and all it takes is one injury, one text, one second.
Now i don’t want to end this write up on a negative note, let or thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that supported Wilson by buying his jersey…aka me.