Giants place DB Ryan in COVID-19 protocol, iffy for Monday

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)New York Giants defensive back Logan Ryan has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and his status for Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is uncertain.

Coach Joe Judge said Friday that Ryan had a positive rapid COVID-19 test on Thursday. He added the team was waiting for the result of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, a molecular test that looks for genetic material that indicates COVID-19.

The Giants (3-6) had a number of false positive test results in the week leading up to their game with the Las Vegas Raiders on Nov. 7.

Judge does not believe Ryan’s result is a false positive, but would not say more about it.

Ryan has a team-high 72 tackles. If he were not able to play against the Bucs (6-3) and former Patriots teammate Tom Brady, Julian Love would get more playing time.

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