Giants safety Logan Ryan is moving on to the COVID-19 reserve list after coach Joe Judge said Friday morning that he tested positive for the virus.
Ryan, who has been vaccinated, will need to be asymptomatic and receive two consecutive negative PCR tests 24 hours apart to be cleared in time for Monday night’s play in Tampa.
But the judge said it looked like a confirmed positive, which would likely reduce Ryan’s availability against the Bucs.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a false positive at this point in time as we did last week,” the judge said.
Per Judge Ryan tested positive earlier Thursday. Vaccinated players only get tested once a week, so Ryan got tested on Monday but again on Thursday.
The coach said Ryan did not experience symptoms that prompted him to get tested on Thursday. The circumstances around him prompted him to get tested for a second time and discover positive.
“It really wasn’t him,” said the judge. “I’m not going to go into the details of his personal situation, but it was something that alarmed him to get tested once a week.”
Many members of Giants Secondary have not been vaccinated, including starting free protection Xavier McKinney and Corner Adori Jackson.
The judge said he moved Friday morning’s meeting to virtual to guard against the spread, but that all players would be in practice on Friday except for edge rusher Lorenzo Carter, who was out for the third straight day with a stomach bug. Huh.
This is a developing story, see back for details.