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New York Giants Re-Sign RB Da’Rel Scott; David Wilson’s Week 6 Status in Doubt

October 7th, 2013 at 9:46 PM
By Douglas Rush

Last week, Da'Rel Scott was cut from the New York Giants after going through some early season struggles and failing to be able to do the job as a running back on the field.

However, due to David Wilson's uncertain status for Thursday night's Week 6 game against the Chicago Bears, the Giants needed running back depth just in case he couldn't go, so on Monday, the Giants decided to re-sign Scott, as Dan Graziano from ESPN New York reported.

Because the Giants will have to find a way to clear a roster spot for him, the signing will likely become official on Tuesday, as someone could either be released or one of the injured players could end up being placed on season-ending injured reserve; backup tight end Adrien Robinson and starting center David Baas are potential candidates if the team feels that their injuries have not progressed enough to keep them on the active roster.

Wilson left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a neck injury and never returned to the game and was not able to practice for the Giants on Monday, thus leading to Scott being re-signed to the team and being given a second chance to compete for playing time along Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox.

In four games, Scott has rushed for 56 yards on 16 carries along with 10 catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

photo credit: amunogingi_2007 via photobucket


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Tags: Brandon Jacobs, Da'Rel Scott, David Wilson, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

22 Responses to “New York Giants Re-Sign RB Da’Rel Scott; David Wilson’s Week 6 Status in Doubt”

  1.  skinnydoogan says:

    One of the worst running backs in the history of running backs, I was totally fooled by those 2 good preseason games he had. Another stop gap bum.

    •  BillyS says:

      Are you talking about Wilson or Scott? Because if it’s Wilson…I agree he’s been a bit of a bust so far, although we can’t completely say he’s been useless considering he set a team record with return yards last year. He’s been a little disappointing, but I think he can come around. Look at someone like Knowshon Moreno. He looked like a pile of garbage early on, but this year he just looks flat out better. He’s still not the best RB, but he’s much better and is more of a weapon. Imagine how Wilson could be if he could become that kind of runner. With the talent he has he could still be very good, but he definitely needs a better O-line. Now as for Scott…I think he’s a waste of a roster spot. He’s about as useful as Brandon Jacobs.

      •  rlhjr says:

        Moreno got bigger and stronger and kept most of his speed. Wilson is so much faster than Moreno (and 99.9 % of the backs in the league) it’s not even funny.

        But just like Tiki, once Wilson gets “jacked” he’ll be better able to block, and finish out his runs. This kid is not a bust, but he has to put in the work to become a better all around football player.

        •  kujo says:



          People putting the words “Wilson” and “bust” in the same breath have simply lost their minds, and should be given the full Carrie treatment (#HomelandReference). It’s like the idiots who call(ed) Hakeem Nicks a “p*ssy”–does the dude get injured a lot? Yes. Does he ALWAYS fight through those injuries, sometimes stupidly so? Hell yes!

          Wilson has the skillset to be a star, provided he puts in the work necessary to refine those skills. And as you said, he simply needs to bulk up and work on the techniques of being an elite RB. But as Dust correctly says all the time–he can’t do that stuff on the practice field. He needs to be getting 20-30 snaps a game. Period. End of story. No BJ, no Da’Rel. It’s Wilson’s team, and he needs to be able to get used to it.

    •  rlhjr says:

      Perhaps the only back on the wire who was willing to play behind an offensive line with no guards or center. NICE…………………………

      REPOST for Kujo:

      “Bottom line: don’t be the parent who enables irresponsibility. Let them touch the stove, and learn what it’s like to get burnt. That way they won’t do it again.”

      Because that’s as close as a modern day parent can come to a spanking without being escorted to jail because some conservative puke turns them in for child abuse.
      So a bunch brats who know nothing of right/wrong and consequences.
      The result is no respect for their parents, much less the public at large.

      Bible? Spare the rod, spoil your child.

      Meantime, the Jet defense is head and shoulders ahead of the Giants.
      Sheldon Richardson who some here wanted to trade up for, is a fckn beast.
      But so are the rest of his line mates and the linebackers behind them.
      Given this year to learn under sexy Rexie, the Jets could well field the number one defense in the league next year if not this.

      Where is the POOR PERRY FEWELL segment?

      Ryan is a head coach idiot, but a master defensive coordinator plain and simple.

  2.  kujo says:

    Damn. Osi almost killed Geno Smith just then….

  3.  rlhjr says:

    Notice how the Jet offensive linemen end up ahead of the running back on off tackle and middle power running plays. Notice how the Giant O-linemen are 3 to five yards in BACK of where their running back is tackled.

    It’s been that way for five years now. And we’re still counting.

    •  kujo says:

      I would have been okay with drafting 2 of the Jets’ last 3 1st round picks (Wilkerson OR Richardson).

  4.  kujo says:

    That running back is phenomenal.

  5.  KingAndrewXXIII says:

    To me, bringing Scott back signifies that they have thrown in the towel. I don’t wanna hear the BS about knowing the complex playbook; let’s see what we have in Michael Cox! Or hell, if we HAD to bring someone in…why not Torrain? Scott has proven time and time again that he just cannot cut it.

    JBeast must have been reading my posts; I have been banging the table all year, even before game 1 for Mack…and Asamoah got added to my list after week 2. I think that you add those two guys and draft OL in round 2 or 3 (I stick with what Kujo said – OG or RT, letting the BPA of those 2 dictate where Pugh plays) that this could do wonders for this team. And I will say it again, even though it would cost us in dead money, I would send Baas packing and send a message. It’s one of those “addition by subtraction” or “takes money to make money things” – sometimes you have to roll the dice. The guy has underwhelmed and set a bad precedence; he needs to go. An OL of Beatty, Asamoah, Mack, Rookie, Pugh would be awesome. Honestly, if it were up to me, I would give up all of our draft picks to walk away with 3-4 studs out of this draft – even going as far as giving up a future pick or two (not necessarily our first rounder unless there is just a complete monster that slips) to land a top talent like Clowney, an impact LB, CB and OL.

    Unfortunately, I think there’s really just too many holes to fill unless we get REALLY lucky. We need at least one stud LB, another starting caliber CB, a starting TE (which COULD be Robinson if he ever plays, or Donnell, who has looked good in limited action) – which I don’t know who will be available in FA…but along with our needs on both OL/DL, it seems like a lot to try and handle in one off season. I liked the idea that people have been bring up more frequently about T2 moving to safety; he simply doesn’t have the speed to cover guys as a CB anymore.

    •  kujo says:

      I’m all about sending a message. That’s the important thing right now. Our team sucks–they know it, we know it, everyone knows it. So what do you do? Do you stand pat and convince yourself that you’re “just a couple of players/plays” away from being a good team? Or do you say “Look, what we did this year–and last year– did not work. So let’s assume we were mostly wrong, and change the paradigm.”

      Tuck, Bass, Snee, Kiwi, Thomas, Ross, Diehl, Boothe, Herzlich, Webster….these guys should all be gone next year. Yes, that’s a big shift. Yes, that will likely not result in a playoff run next year. But neither will having all those people–and all their salaries– on the books. Let’s rebuild this year and next, and make a push during Eli’s final couple of years.

  6.  KingAndrewXXIII says:

    Man, how good does Osi look tonight?

  7.  kujo says:

    LOL at the Jets hoping around like they just won the game, only to be penalized with a HOLD in the endzone.


  8.  Aziz Mohamed says:

    Look at the swag that these two are showing on the Chargers O-Line. Fluker is one nasty sunumab*tch.

  9.  Begiant says:

    The turnovers have been killing us all season. I feel like the continual 3 and outs and turnovers are demoralizing this team. The defense seems like it is playing well, but after the third pick and the fourth 3 and out, it must be hard to go back to work. I’m hoping the offense can pick it up, but I don’t see it happening. We need an offense that can keep us in games and not commit turnovers, but with such a bad line and running game, the pressure is all on the passing game. Add in the poor protection, lack of a screen game, and lack of depth and skill at TE…Eli and the receivers can’t handle the pressure and the focus they are receiving and that won’t change this year.

    I think the remedy is going to get stronger in the offensive line. I know Kujo has been calling it for along time, but we need to get better there. One of the things we have to look for is Youth as well. It seems like all of our olinemen get injured, so no more 30 Y/o FAs. We need young guys that are ready to play. Hopefully, Beatty, Pugh and Mosely can play…and Baas is probably stuck with us for another year. We need to draft either a tackle or a guard who can change the demeanor of the line and that won’t be easy. We also need a TE who can block. We HAVE to keep Nicks. the receivers we have can be unstoppable if paired with a running game and pass protection.

    I don’t know if a coaching change is the answer. I look at the Jets and all these other teams scoring points and putting up 500 yards of offense and I don’t know how we can’t do the things they do. I don’t know if the offensive line, RB and TE play is just that bad…I don’t know if Eli is just playing at a lower level…I don’t know if the playcalling is way too predictable or complex….On one hand we just one a superbowl…on the other it seems like the same 10 things go wrong every game….I personally would not mind tanking until Coughlin wants to retire for what he did for us…I don’t care if Eli throws 30 picks a year for the success he gave us…this is a tough situation. I just needed to get some thoughts out LOL.

  10.  skinnydoogan says:

    Fella’s I was referring to Da’Rell as the worst running back.

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