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Giants assistant coach tests positive for COVID-19

Two Giants coaches have now tested positive for the virus

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A second New York Giants assistant coach has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Saturday morning.

Here is the statement from the Giants:

“The Giants have been informed that offensive assistant Stephen Brown has tested positive for COVID-19. He immediately self-isolated, and we are currently working with the league’s chief medical officer regarding close contacts. Quest Diagnostics Training Center remains open, and the team is following their normal practice and meeting schedule today.”

Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett tested positive on Wednesday night, necessitating that the team cancel practice on Thursday. With Garrett in quarantine, tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens will call plays on Sunday night vs. the Cleveland Browns.

The Giants will also be without cornerback James Bradberry, on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after being identified as a high-risk close contact of someone outside the Giants organization who tested positive for the virus.

It has already been a newsy Saturday for the Giants with the announcement earlier that outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema has left the team after being named head coach coach at Illinois.