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NFC East news: Giants running back David Wilson participating in OTAs

Giants running back David Wilson is carrying the football during organized team activities just four months after neck surgery.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

The Giants may see the return of running back David Wilson sooner than most speculated. The former first round pick was caught on camera receiving a handoff from new Giants backup quarterback Josh Freeman during organized team activities on Wednesday. Wilson is just four months removed from neck surgery.

Wilson suffered a spinal stenosis after receiving a hard hit against the Eagles in Week 5 of last season. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in November that doctors told the Virginia Tech alum that he would face an increased risk of neck injury if he were to ever play again. Still, it seems Wilson is going to do whatever he can to get on the field for his third NFL season.

The Giants addressed the running back position in the offseason with the free agent signing of Rashad Jennings and the drafting of Boston College's Andre Williams. Those moves were likely made to give the Giants security at the position with Wilson's future uncertain and Andre Brown going to Houston in free agency.

While Wilson is practicing at OTAs, it may be a while before he gets into pads or contact drills. The Giants and Wilson are likely to take their time with his recovery and he could eventually be put on the physically unable to perform list before training camp.

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