NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported Wednesday on NFL Network's "Around the League Live" that the Giants could place Wilson on season-ending injured reserve when they activate Brown to the 53-man roster.
The Giants must make a roster decision by Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Jones reported the team likely will wait until the deadline to announce the move. Brown will make his season debut Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. He has been out since suffering a broken leg during the preseason.
The team's official stance is that Wilson's neck injury is improving, but long-term concern lingers for the former first-round draft pick. A move to IR shows the team is proceeding with extreme caution.