Giants place K Graham Gano on reserve/COVID-19 list

The New York Giants announced Tuesday morning that a player tested positive for COVID-19 and two staff members were identified as "high risk" close contacts.

"Last night, we were notified that a player tested positive for COVID-19," the team said in a statement. "The player was immediately self-isolated, and the contact tracing process was initiated. Two close contacts, both staff members, were identified and were informed to remain home today. The Quest Diagnostics Training Center will be open to staff. We are working closely with the NFL's Chief Medical Officer regarding next protocol steps."

Giants kicker Graham Gano was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Tuesday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the kicker is expected to miss some practice but play in New York's next game on Nov. 29. Gano signed a three-year extension with the club on Sunday.

In a related move, New York signed punter/kicker Ryan Santoso to its practice squad.

The Giants dealt with a positive test ahead of Week 8, which sent multiple players and staff members home and guard Will Hernandez on the reserve/COVID list.

New York enters its bye in Week 11 before taking on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.

In other COVID-related news around the league...

  • The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday evening that a player has tested positive for COVID-19. "The player immediately entered self-quarantine and out of an abundance of caution, we are entering intensive protocol," the team said in a statement. "Other than select players with assigned rehab, all football activities will take place remotely on Wednesday. Players and coaches will conduct their normal meeting schedule from home. This decision was made in consultation with NFL and medical officials as the health and safety of the team is our highest priority."
  • The Washington Football Team is in the league's intensive protocol after a player tested positive for COVID-19. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the player has not been in the team facility for the past three days and did not travel with the team to Detroit for Sunday's loss to the Lions. Later the team placed defensive tackle Matthew Ioannidis on reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders put defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner on the COVID-19 list, Pelissero reported, per the wire.
  • The Atlanta Falcons placed receiver Laquon Treadwell on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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