Reese: Wilson will start at RB

August, 23, 2013
David Wilson and Andre Brown are both currently listed as first-team running backs on the Giants depth chart. But you can expect Wilson to be the one in the backfield on the Giants' first series in Dallas on Sept. 8.

General manager Jerry Reese said as much on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" Friday morning on ESPN Radio.

"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. "[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."

Both running backs should get plenty of action this season. They've had almost the same amount of carries in the Giants' first two preseason games. Wilson has 13 carries for 50 yards, and Brown has 12 carries for 59 yards.

Reese was also asked about injured wide receiver Victor Cruz, and whether he'll be ready to go by 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."

Kieran Darcy is an staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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