Defensive lineman Leonard Williams and defensive back Logan Ryan were excused from Wednesday’s walk-through practice by the New York Giants for personal reasons. Both were to be involved in meetings Wednesday and are expected to attend Thursday’s full practice.
Running back Devonta Freeman (ankle), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (toe/hip) and tight end Kaden Smith (concussion/non-contact) were listed as limited participants.
Freeman has now missed two games with the ankle injury. In his absence, both Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris have seized their opportunities.
Smith, the Giants’ No. 2 tight end, has become a key part of the Giants’ blocking scheme in the run game. He also has 12 receptions. If he is unable to clear concussion protocol fully, Levine Toilolo will take on an increased role and Eric Tomlinson could be elevated from the practice squad. Both Toilolo and Tomlinson are blocking tight ends.