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Speaking Thursday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed he's "counting on" David Wilson (neck surgery) for 2014.

Coughlin stopped short of guaranteeing Wilson would be ready for the season, however. "All in due time with David," Coughlin said. "'m counting on him, but I am not going to put him in any circumstance until it's an absolute that he's 100 percent." The G-Men are cautiously optimistic about Wilson's status, but aren't planning on him being their feature back. Rashad Jennings is in the driver's seat for No. 1 duties, with Wilson trending toward a change-of-pace role if he can gain clearance.

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Coach Tom Coughlin suggested that David Wilson (neck surgery) may return in a "different capacity."

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New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said pass protection is his No. 1 priority in a running back.

"At the end of the day, if they can't protect the quarterback, they're going to have a hard time getting on the field," McAdoo said. Pass pro and ball security have always been high priorities under the Tom Coughlin regime, and that won't change with McAdoo replacing Kevin Gilbride. It's not the best news for David Wilson, who has often struggled in blitz pickup.

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Giants coach Tom Coughlin believes whether or not David Wilson (neck surgery) is ready for training camp "has a lot to do with his attitude.

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Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that David Wilson (neck surgery) is ahead of schedule and expected to be ready for training camp.

We're talking about the spinal fusion surgery here, so nothing is guaranteed and the Giants are merely "hopeful." But the reports coming out of New York just one month following the procedure continue to be glowing. ESPN New York previously reported that Wilson has already begun weightlifting and working out, adding that there's no reason to believe the 22-year-old won't be playing in 2014. His Dynasty stock is back on the rise in a big way as a gifted natural runner with take it to the house upside on every carry. Andre Brown is a free agent.

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A source close to the situation told ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano that David Wilson's neck surgery is going "very well," and Wilson has already begun weightlifting and working out.

The source told Graziano there's "no reason to believe (Wilson) won't be playing" in 2014. Still just 22 years old, Wilson underwent "fusion of the vertebrae" to repair his herniated disc on January 16. The Giants are still likely to approach their offseason as if anything Wilson provides in 2014 will be a bonus. Re-signing free agent Andre Brown may be GM Jerry Reese's first order of business. Brown won't be expensive to keep.

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David Wilson revealed on Twitter Thursday that he's out of his neck brace.

Wilson underwent surgery on January 16. The Giants have spoken of their 2012 first-round pick as if Wilson's 2014 availability will be a bonus. We expect them to pursue re-signing Andre Brown or perhaps free agent James Starks, who played in Green Bay with new Giants OC Ben McAdoo. Wilson is a hold in Dynasty leagues, but his 2014 re-draft value is entirely up in the air.

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Giants GM Jerry Reese won't guarantee that David Wilson (neck surgery) will be ready for 2014.

"I don't think so," Reese said when asked if the Giants could count on Wilson's health for next season. "No. 1: We just want David to get healthy. If he gets healthy, that's a bonus. But I don't think we can go into next season saying 'David will be ready to go. He'll be our No. 1 back.' Necks can be tricky. You have to be careful with those things." Reese had previously suggested Wilson could be ready for the "fall" even if he went under the knife. We're unlikely to get a great sense of Wilson's status before training camp.

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David Wilson's neck surgery will take place on January 16.

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Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, Giants GM Jerry Reese revealed David Wilson will undergo surgery on his neck.