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Shane Vereen IN, Brandon Bolden OUT for MNF
Monday, November 18, 2013, 7:21pm
Shane Vereen is active and expected to be "eased in" per Adam Schefter, though that could mean many different things as we've seen in recent weeks with Andre Brown and Percy Harvin. Both Bolden and Washington are inactive, so Vereen should be the primary passing down RB. Combined, Vereen and Danny Woodhead saw an average of 11.6 touches in 2012, so expect 10-13 touches in a bad matchup with the Panthers. Shutdown CB Aqib Talib is also active.
Peyton Hillis OUT for Giants
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:15pm
Giants 'doubt' that David Wilson needs surgery
Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:01pm
Giants RB David Wilson injured his neck on Oct. 6 in a game against the Eagles, and was later diagnosed with a herniated disc and spinal stenosis. It was initially thought he’d miss 3-4 weeks, but he was reevaluated on Monday and team doctors declined to clear him to play.
There remains at least a possibility that Wilson’s condition will be career-ending, though sources say the Giants still are hoping their 2012 first-round draft pick will be able to return next season.
Asked if Wilson will need surgery on his neck, Tom Coughlin said, “I doubt that.” A team source said nothing has been determined yet and more won’t be known until Wilson’s neck is reevaluated by doctors again in “several weeks.”
“I don’t know what to think (long-term) because it’s obvious that medically there’s no green light,” Coughlin said. “So we’re still in a holding pattern, believing that he’s going to get better.”
It was a lost season for Wilson, who came into the season as a breakout RB but never really got going. He finally scored his first touchdown against the Eagles in Week 5 and then promptly injured his neck. Andre Brown looks like the back to own in the Giants' backfield, but Peyton Hillis is expected to get the start in Week 10.
David Wilson likely headed to IR
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 11:47am
With running back Andre Brown due to return at 4 p.m. today from the short-term injured reserve list, the likely roster move to free a space will be running back David Wilson heading to injured reserve, according to multiple people briefed on the matter.
Wilson, the team's 2012 first-round pick, injured his neck against the Eagles back on Oct. 6 and has not returned to action since.
A follow-up MRI earlier this week revealed significant progress, but he was not green lit by the training staff to return. The area of concern still lies around the herniated disc as it pertains to a case of spinal stenosis, a chronic injury that Wilson was diagnosed with following a trip to a specialist after the initial injury.
Bucs won't risk re-injury to Doug Martin (shoulder)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 11:55pm
Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he’s day to day and believes it will be his decision whether or not he’ll be able to return this season from a shoulder injury. Martin needs surgery at some point, and HC Greg Schiano said he’ll only be allowed to return if team doctors believe Martin won’t be subject to further damage to the shoulder.
The initial report had Martin targeting a Week 10 return, but since Martin is not practicing, that doesn't look like it's going to happen. It's hard to imagine a scenario where Martin wouldn't be risking further injury by coming back prior to surgery, but it sounds as if both he and the team are open to the idea of a return in 2013. We're holding in deeper leagues, but if there is an attractive waiver wire option that can offer immediate or near-term help (i.e. Shane Vereen or Andre Brown), go ahead and cut Martin.