Giants re-sign running back Da'Rel Scott

Running back Da'Rel Scott of the Giants runs

Running back Da'Rel Scott of the Giants runs the ball against outside linebacker Akeem Jordan of the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Nov. 20, 2011) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

With David Wilson's availability for Thursday's game against the Bears in doubt, the Giants will re-sign running back Da'Rel Scott Tuesday, according to a source. Scott was waived last week.

Wilson left Sunday's game in the first half with a neck injury that caused tingling in his hands.

"He has to have a full medical appraisal of what happened," Tom Coughlin said Monday. "He did suffer some kind of tingling, so he was immediately pulled out of the game, not to return."

Wilson did not participate in Monday's jog-through. Had the Giants not signed another running back, they might have faced the Bears with only Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox available.

 

Coughlin was right

It turns out that Coughlin's decision not to decline a holding penalty against the Eagles and force a fourth-and-3 from near midfield was justified. Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he likely would have gone for it on fourth down had the Giants declined the penalty.

"We got the ball over the 50 and we were talking about going for it on fourth down," he said. As it turned out, Michael Vick ran 34 yards on third-and-19 to help set up the Eagles' first field goal.

 

Giant steps

Spencer Paysinger doesn't think the Giants will fracture even if the losing continues. "I don't believe this team is going to break apart at any given moment," he said. "We have leaders in this room, young and old, that that's their character. They're not taught to quit or pack in the season. Whatever comes up starting Thursday, win or lose, we know we're going to stay positive." . . . DE Damontre Moore was expected to play a larger role but was limited to five snaps by a strained hamstring.Moore did not participate in Monday's jog-through . . . Coughlin was pleased with the play of safety Will Hill and rookie defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, both of whom made their 2013 debuts Sunday.

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