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Presser Points: Daboll updates injuries, previews London Game

Sunday marks the 32nd NFL game played in London, where the Packers will become the 32nd and final team to play a regular-season game internationally.

The Giants, meanwhile, will be making their third trip, having won their previous two in 2007 and 2016. As they gear up for the big week ahead, coach Brian Daboll met with the media before Wednesday's practice.

Here is everything you need to know:

🔹 Quarterback Daniel Jones sprained his ankle in Sunday's victory over the Bears. Complicating matters, backup Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion shortly after and remains in the protocol. On Wednesday, Daboll said Jones will practice "some" to see where he is physically.

🔹 Daboll said Jones is a "pretty tough individual" and has made progress since the game. "So, we'll put him out there, give him some reps and see where he's at."

🔹 If Jones and Taylor cannot play, practice squad quarterback Davis Webb is the next man up. Webb is in his second stint with the Giants, who originally drafted him in the third round in 2017, but also spent three seasons under Daboll in Buffalo. "He's been with me for a while. So, you're not teaching it. He knows our stuff."

🔹 Webb has appeared in one NFL game – a 45-17 Bills victory over the Jets in Week 10 of last season – but has not thrown a pass. "I have a lot of confidence in Davis. He hasn't played a full game in the regular season, but I've been around him for four years. I've watched him compete. I watch how he prepares. I watch how he leads. If he is afforded this opportunity, then Davis will be ready."

🔹 Daboll said defensive lineman Leonard Williams and wide receivers Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) and Kadarius Toney will practice in a limited capacity.

🔹 Safety Julian Love will not practice to start the week as he is in the concussion protocol.

🔹 Daboll doubts Kenny Golladay will be ready to go this week.

🔹 Daboll was asked how the logistics of the London trip affects the status of injured players. "That's a good question. I think they'll do everything they can do to rehab. If they have a chance to play, they'll be on the flight. We'll keep rehabbing them. And we'll take it all the way to the end with some of the guys. If we don't think they're going to be able to play or make it, then they'll stay here."

🔹 Daboll was asked about the coaches unlocking the potential of defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, who is coming off one of the best games of his career. "I'd always say first and foremost, you give credit to the player. Much like (running back) Saquon (Barkley) I would say, since I've been here, he (Dexter Lawrence) has bought into what we're doing. He's been great in the building. He's been great outside the building. He's a leader for us. He's a talented player. And I think that Coach Patterson (defensive line coach Andre Patterson), Coach Cox (assistant defensive line coach Bryan Cox), Wink, they've done a great job with him and trying to use his strengths as his strengths. But I give most of the credit to Dexter; I think he's in a good spot. I've seen improvement from him since we've been here. But he's a talented player. I'm glad he's on our team."

🔹 What's it like preparing for Aaron Rodgers? "Challenging. I mean, he's one of the best to ever do it. He's, much like I've said about some of the other really good players, he's fun to watch when you're not getting ready to play him. I'll be watching their offense and naturally you're just watching 12 and the things he does, how he moves people, the accuracy, off-schedule plays, and checks and things he does. He's as good as it gets and he's a hard quarterback to defend. He's impressive."

🔹 Offensive lineman Nick Gates, who was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list at the start of training camp, returned to practice today. The five-year veteran suffered a fractured leg in his first career start at left guard on Sept. 16 in Washington last season. He subsequently underwent numerous operations and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Gates had started 19 consecutive games, including 17 at center.

"Impressive. We had a walkthrough earlier and had him break down the team. Much respect to really anybody that comes back from injuries, but his injuries were significant. All the surgeries and he's had nothing but a positive mindset since he's been here. The guys were hooting and hollering when he was breaking them down. You root for guys like that. It's a tough industry we're in, in terms of physical things that can happen. Just a lot of respect for him and what he's done and proud of the young man."

View some of the best photos from the Giants' two previous trips to play in London.

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