New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese told ESPN radio Friday that David Wilson will start at running back in the Sept. 8 opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Wilson and Andre Brown are both listed on the team's depth chart as starters, but Reese said Wilson will be on the field first when the Giants open the season.
"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."
The two will likely share the bulk of the carries. Wilson, the Giants first-round draft pick in 2012, ran for 358 yards with four rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.0 yards per carry in 16 games last season. Brown, slowed by injuries, rushed for 385 yards (5.3 yards-per-attempt) with eight TDs in 10 games.