New York Giants second year running back David Wilson found himself sitting on the bench Sunday night after fumbling twice in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Tom Coughlin despises turnovers so Wilson’s future as the team’s starter appeared in doubt as the Giants promptly brought in veteran running backs to work out on Tuesday.
New York reunited themselves with former teammate Brandon Jacobs after he and others worked out for the team. Jacobs, 31, has been out of football effectively for two seasons. He saw limited duty with the San Francisco 49ers before being eventually released last season. Don’t look for Jacobs to take over Wilson’s starting role.
As ESPN New York reminds readers, the Giants were looking at adding a veteran running back prior to Wilson’s meltdown on Sunday night and had been working out backs the week leading up to the opening game of the regular season.
Wilson will get another chance to redeem himself this week as Jacobs was brought in to fill the role that Andre Brown filled on the roster. Brown sustained a fractured leg in the preseason and is currently on the team’s PUP/able to return list.
All bets are off for Wilson’s future if the fumbling issues continue.