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Giants’ Jones practices, making ‘lot of progress’

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Quarterback Daniel Jones‘ sprained left ankle has improved and he practiced a little as the New York Giants started preparations for Sunday’s game in London against the Green Bay Packers.

Coach Brian Daboll did not say how much work Jones would get Wednesday, but he seemed encouraged his quarterback is responding to treatment.

“He’s pretty tough individual,” Daboll said. “I think he’s made a lot of progress since after the game and been in the treatment room pretty consistently throughout these last couple of days. So, you know, we’ll put him out there, give him some reps and see where he’s at.”

Daboll said the Giants also would want to evaluate his ankle on a daily basis before making a decision on whether he would play. He probably would be a game-time decision.

Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor remained in the concussion protocol, Daboll said. Like Jones, Taylor was hurt in the second half of the Giants’ 20-12 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Practice squad quarterback Davis Webb, who has never started an NFL game, would be the Giants’ third option.

The Giants did little with the quarterbacks in the portion of the practice that was open to reporters. Jones did take one snap and roll to his right. He moved very well, wearing a pair of high top red shoes inside the bubble.

Rain forced the team to practice inside.

New York also placed cornerback Aaron Robinson on injured reserve with a knee issue. He started the first game, missed the next two because of appendicitis and then was hurt against the Bears in his return.

Center Nick Gates, who broke his left leg early last season, was taken off the physically unable to perform list and returned to practice for the first time in more than a year.

Gates was hurt against Washington and had multiple surgeries. He was injured in his first start at left guard, a move made to help the team with Shane Lemieux out for the season.


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