Three Giants players test positive for COVID-19

Three more New York Giants players have tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday morning.

While the Giants did not disclose the names of the players, multiple media outlets reported that rookie offensive lineman Matt Peart, wide receiver Dante Pettis and tight end Kaden Smith would be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list later in the day.

“Over the course of (Thursday) night, we were notified that three players have tested positive for COVID-19,” the Giants said on Twitter. “The players were immediately notified to self-isolate, and the contact tracing process is underway. Because of the bye week, the office is closed (on Friday).

“Players & coaches will resume work (Monday) with adjusted schedule. Giants & all teams are operating under the NFL’s intensive protocol for remainder of the season. In all matters relating to positive results & close contacts we’re working with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer.”

Friday’s news comes two days after the Giants placed punter Riley Dixon and long snapper Casey Kreiter on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Placekicker Graham Gano reportedly tested positive on Tuesday.

The reserve/COVID-19 list includes players who either test positive or are being quarantined due to contact.

The Giants (3-7) have a bye this week and are scheduled to return to game action on Nov. 29 against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Peart, 23, has played in eight games (one start) this season since being selected by the Giants in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Pettis, 25, joined New York via waiver claim on Nov. 4. He has yet to suit up for the Giants this season after playing in five games with San Francisco in 2020.

Smith, 23, has 14 receptions for 87 yards in 10 games this season. He has 45 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns in 19 career games with the Giants.

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