One day after New York Giants rookies reported to training camp and just hours after details emerged of an NFL memo showing the league could require teams to forfeit and even withhold payment if a game cannot take place as scheduled due to COVID-19, the Confirmed giants That first-round draft pick Kadarius Toney has been placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
The Giants did not specify whether Toney tested positive for the coronavirus or whether he was considered a “high-risk close contact.” Big Blue added: “Toney is following NFL protocols by isolating and participating in meetings remotely.”
The Giants traded with the Chicago Bears on draft opening night to drop before acquiring the star catcher from the Florida Gators with the 20th pick.
Earlier in the day, NFL Media’s Judy Battista reported that 14 clubs had reached the COVID-19 vaccination threshold of 85% allowing some health and safety protocols to be relaxed. Dan Duggan of Athletic reported on July 12 that the Giants had yet to reach the 85% mark when only seven teams had crossed that threshold.