- Dan Graziano, ESPN New York Giants reporter
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INDIANAPOLIS -- General manager Jerry Reese met with the media Saturday at the NFL combine. Here's what we learned about the New York Giants:
They're still looking for David Wilson's replacement: The Giants' 2012 first-round pick had to retire last summer because of neck injuries, and the Giants this offseason are on the lookout for a speedy, home-run hitter running back who can complement Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. "We've got some big bangers, and David was a fast, quick guy who could catch the ball out of the backfield," Reese said. "You lose a dynamic-type player, it stings a little bit. But it's football, and we'll try and replace that position."
Cornerback Prince Amukamara isn't a contract-extension candidate: Amukamara is scheduled to make $6.898 million this year on the fifth-year contract option the Giants picked up last offseason, then be a free agent at season's end. Reese said the team would first have to assess Amukamara's health (he's coming off a season-ending arm injury) before proceeding with a long-term deal, and he doesn't feel the need to extend Amukamara just to get his cap number in line. "For a starting corner, that's a good price," Reese said.
The Giants are assuming nothing with regard to Victor Cruz: Reese continues to say the team hopes for a full recovery by Cruz from the severe knee injury that ended his 2014 season in Week 6. But he repeated Saturday that, until they see Cruz on the field and running the way he used to, they can't assume that recovery will happen. Receiver remains a position at which Reese would hate to be caught short, and if concerns about Cruz linger in April and May, the Giants could use an early pick on a wideout.
Landon Collins is obsessed with Sean Taylor: The Alabama star, who is the top safety in this year's draft and a possible first-round pick for the Giants, said he watched Taylor's game film before every game, wears No. 26 because Taylor wore it in college, roots for Washington because that was Taylor's NFL team and cried when he heard the news of Taylor's death in 2007.
The Giants are still looking for that running back to replace David Wilson as a home-run threat.