New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese told “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Friday morning that David Wilson will be the team’s starting running back.
Wilson and Andre Brown are both currently listed as first-team running backs on the Giants’ depth chart. But Wilson will be the only one in the backfield on the Giants’ first series in Dallas on Sept. 8.
“We expect [Wilson] to be our starter, and be in the backfield with Andre Brown, who had a terrific season going last year until he got hurt,” Reese said on ESPN Radio. “[Brown’s] had the injury bug a little bit since he’s been in the league. But if he can stay healthy, and David Wilson comes on like we expect him too, we think we can have a pretty dynamic backfield.”
Through the first two preseason games, Wilson has 13 carries for 50 yards, and Brown has 12 carries for 59 yards.
Reese was also asked about the status of injured wide receiver Victor Cruz, and whether he’ll be ready for Week 1 against the Cowboys.
“We’re hopeful of that,” Reese said. “He’s day to day, and he’s got a strong will, and he says he’ll be ready, and I believe him.”