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Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett tests positive for COVID-19

Former Browns coach Freddie Kitchens will call plays for Giants Sunday night

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New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Thursday morning. Tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens, who was Cleveland’s head coach last season, will call plays Sunday night against the Cleveland Browns.

Here is the full statement from the Giants:

Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett has tested positive for COVID-19. He will continue to work remotely.

Tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens will serve as the team’s offensive play caller on Sunday 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.

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.