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Old 08-05-2014, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default David Wilson waived, advised to not play football

David Wilson's NFL career is coming to a sad, abrupt ending. The New York Giants announced the former first-round pick has been advised to no longer play football again because of recurring neck problems. Per the NFL transaction wire, the Giants have waived Wilson with an injury designation.

"I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me," said Wilson. "I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too."

Wilson suffered a neck burner last week in practice. He was cleared to practice before training camp after undergoing a fusion of the vertebrae to repair his herniated disc this offseason. He was only able to play five games last season. The Giants will roll with Rashad Jennings, rookie Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis in their backfield. Wilson had been slated for a backup/change-of-pace role.

The team did not use the word "retirement" in their press release, but Wilson's message was clear.

"I'm thankful that I can literally walk away from the game and that I am healthy and capable of doing the same things I have done all my life, except play football. I always try to find the positive in everything," Wilson said.

Wilson met with doctors on Monday and then returned to the Giants facility to meet with president John Mara, general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin.

"The whole idea for David is that he fulfilled his dream," said Coughlin. "Even though his career was cut short, he remains positive and believes God has a plan. He has accepted this in such a way that is a great example for all of us. There is no self-pity."

Wilson, the No. 32 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, was the rare athlete that made other players look like they were playing in slow motion. Fumbling problems, and, eventually, his neck injury, limited his playing time, but he was a breathtaking player to watch his rookie season, albeit in a limited role.

This news does not come as a huge shock following Wilson's injury last week, but it's also a stark reminder how fleeting NFL careers can be.

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It's a brutal game. Hope the man has a backup plan.
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It's a brutal game. Hope the man has a backup plan.
his plan is to collect the 10 million insurance players have. CHAAAA CHIIIING
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Wish him the best. Guy seemed to just have the worst luck. Hate to see a young career end up this way.
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