Leonard Williams excited for likely Giants return

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Leonard Williams admitted it is strange to be on the sideline. He never missed a game in his eight-year NFL career before a sprained knee forced him off the field in Week 2 against the Panthers. He has not played since, missing the past three games.

He believes his time as a spectator is over.

“I’m glad to be back on the train,’’ he told The Post Wednesday.

Williams was listed as a limited participant in practice but he said he did nearly everything he needed to. He was listed as questionable to play in last week’s game in London but the day before the Giants beat the Packers 27-22 it was determined that he would sit out.

“I tried to come back last week but I think the team and the doctors and myself made a decision to hold off so we don’t have to deal with any type of setback or any time of nagging season-long thing,’’ Williams said. “We held off one more week to make sure it was all the way gone. I think it was ultimately the right decision. I feel really good.’’

Head coach Brian Daboll said Williams is “trending upward.’’

Leonard Williams
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Saquon Barkley missed a series last Sunday with a banged-up shoulder but was able to finish the game. He was limited in practice. “Hopefully he’ll be OK,’’ Daboll said.

It could be another week of inactivity for WRs Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Kenny Golladay (knee). Neither practiced. Also not on the field: CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf), S Tony Jefferson (foot) and S Jason Pinnock (ankle).

It was a good sign that LB Azeez Ojulari (calf) and CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee/neck) were limited. Ojulari did not play in London and Jackson was forced out of the game and did not play in the second half. QB Tyrod Taylor, still in the concussion protocol, was limited and is expected to transition to normal practice later in the week.


Punter Jamie Gillan, detained in London because of an issue with his visa, was on a flight home Wednesday and should be available for practice Thursday. Kicker Graham Gano walked around the locker room wearing a Giants shirt that had “Free Jamie Gillan’’ written across the front.


Former heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder visited the Giants ahead of his fight Saturday night against Robert Helenius at Barclays Center.

As a native of Alabama, he was excited to see safety Xavier McKinney, who played for the Crimson Tide. Daboll walked off the field with a boxing glove signed by Wilder.

“I came up here looking for sparring partners,’’ Wilder said. “I was like, ‘Coach, what are you feeding these guys? They’re so huge.’ I told coach I might have to be the wide receiver or quarterback, it would be a little bit safer. These guys are huge. Look at me, I ain’t nothing compared to them. They’d eat me up alive.’’

Wilder is 6-foot-7 and his listed weight is 238 pounds.

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