New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney, placed on the COVID-19 Reserve list just five days ago (July 22) is already back with the team, coach Joe Judge told media via Zoom on Tuesday.
Veteran Giants players reported to East Rutherford on Tuesday for the beginning of training camp. Rookies had started workouts at Quest Diagnostics Training Center last week.
“Obviously coming off of that protocol as we learned last year with a number of players on our team throughout the season we’re going to go ahead and move him around the field and make sure that when he’s ready to go then we’ll start integrating him with our team,” Judge said.
“We’re not going to go ahead and rush anything. To get in the process he’ll be in all of the meetings with all of our players … we’re not going to do anything with him on the field with the team until we know he’s fully ready to go.”
Judge said Toney’s timetable will likely be different than any of the players the Giants placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list a year ago.
“One thing we really took away from last year was these things are all very specific to each person and what their individual symptoms were or what their exposure was,” Judge said. “That time away from training is what’s critical.”
The Giants selected Toney No. 20 overall after a trade down from No. 11 with the Chicago Bears.