Giants kicker Graham Gano, who recently signed contract extension, tested positive for COVID-19
EAST RUTHERFORD – The place kicker of the New York Giants, Graham Gano, tested positive for COVID-19sources told ESPN.
The Giants They announced on Monday that a player had tested positive, but did not reveal his identity. The team said isolation was imposed immediately and contact tracing began.
The Giants they placed Won in the reservation list / COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Two employees on the team were identified as close contacts and ordered to stay home, according to the team.
The Giants (3-7) are on their week off. They are enjoying a two-game winning streak, and their next meeting is on November 29 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Players will now work remotely on Tuesday and Wednesday before getting the rest of the week off. The training center of the Giants it is only open to staff.
The Giants said they work closely with the chief medical officer of the NFL respect to the next steps to take in the protocol.
He is the second player of the Giants in recent weeks testing positive for COVID-19. The guard Will Hernandez missed two games. He returned to the team last week, and was slowly brought back.
A good portion of the offensive line was considered close contacts after testing positive for Hernandez. The Giants they should have trained one day that week if most of their linemen. Tight end Eric Tomlinson he had to line up at right tackle to complete the unit.
Won, who has connected in 95.5 percent of his field goal attempts (21 of 22) this year and is perfect on extra points (16 of 16), signed a contract extension with the Giants until the 2023 season last Sunday.
The Giants signed the punter / kicker, Ryan Santoso, to the active staff this Tuesday. Santoso he has been on the practice squad throughout the season, serving as a contingency plan for both positions.
The team also announced the addition of tight end. Nate Wieting to the practice squad.