Giants Waive Former First-Round Pick RB David Wilson

The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they’ve waived retired running back David Wilson.

The former first-round pick unfortunately was forced into retirement after he sustained a neck injury back in 2013.

Wilson did, however, return to Giants training camp last year, but he wound up participated in training camp last year, but he suffered a burner that caused numbness in his hands and lower extremities.

The Giants later announced that Wilson had been advised that he should no longer play football and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Wilson, 23, ran for 504 yards on 115 carries (4.4 YPC) over the course of 21 games with the Giants. He added six receptions for 42 yards receiving, six total touchdowns to go along with 1,755 kick return yards.

This move frees up $1,301,523 in cap space, according to, which brings their projected cap room for the 2015 season to $17.24 million.

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