Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about to the New York Giants
The news of the day: Running back David Wilson won't require surgery for his neck injury at this time, but he's still out at least 3-4 more weeks, and with Brandon Jacobs and Da'Rel Scott dealing with hamstring injuries, the Giants will work out running backs today.
The one name I heard was Jeremy Wright, the former Louisville back the Giants signed as an undrafted free agent and cut after two days of minicamp. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reported on Twitter on Monday night that Peyton Hillis was among the others scheduled to work out today. Usually, the Giants will bring in several guys for workouts at a position of need and pick one (if any) to sign. It's also possible that Jacobs could be ready for the next game, on Monday night against the Vikings, or that the Giants could offer rookie Michael Cox his first NFL carries. It's an increasingly desperate situation, as Kieran Darcy writes.
Behind enemy lines: The Vikings are hoping to decide on a starting quarterback for Monday's game by Wednesday of this week, though it's no guarantee that they can. The sense you get is that they'd love for newcomer Josh Freeman to be up to speed in time to play this game, but that they have to be realistic about the chances of that happening. Ben Goessling thinks Freeman is going to get the start in this game.
Around the division: Tough news for the Cowboys, who lose top pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware for a few weeks due to a pulled quad and likely won't have starting running back DeMarco Murray next week either. Obviously, the defense works best with Ware in there, but there's a lot of evidence over the past few years that the Cowboys' offense works best when Murray is playing, too. Could be a chance for the Eagles to catch the Cowboys at their weakest and take over first place in the NFC East.
Around the league: Jeff Chadiha thinks the 6-0 Chiefs could bolster their chances for the stretch run by bringing back former Chiefs great Tony Gonzalez to help the passing game at tight end. And he's right, of course. Gonzalez would help almost anyone. I just feel it's unlikely that Gonzalez would want a trade. He didn't come out of retirement because he was dying to play again. He came out to play for the Falcons, specifically, because of his relationships there and his belief in their chances to win the Super Bowl. Obviously, those chances are in big trouble now, but even so, I wouldn't assume Gonzalez would just jump at a chance to play for any contender.