Jason Garrett Catches COVID-19; New York Giants Cancel Practice

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The New York Giants have canceled Thursday’s practice due to coronavirus.

On Thursday, it was announced that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the 54-year-old will not call plays this weekend against the Cleveland Browns.

“We are currently working with the league’s chief medical officer regarding close contacts. Because of the league’s most updated protocols, Giants coaches and players did not meet on either Monday or Tuesday, and the majority of the coaching staff worked remotely,” the Giants said in a statement.

“At this point, there appear to be no high risk close contacts. We are awaiting confirmation from the league. Out of an abundance of caution, the Giants will meet remotely and will not practice today.”

Giants tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens will take over play-calling duties against the Browns. To add to the storyline, Kitchens is a former Browns head coach so he will be running the offense against his former team.

The Giants are still in the playoff hunt and currently one game behind the Washington Football Team in the NFC East with a 5-8 record.

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