NY Giants rookie Kadarius Toney manages to land on COVID-19 reserve
NY Giants rookie Kadarius Toney was added to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list as training camp begins
NY Giants first-round pick Kadarius Toney will not be on the field with his teammates when the team begins training camp as rookies reported Thursday, after being added to the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Despite the COVID-19 being readily available to the public, Toney lands on the Reserve/COVID-19 list before his career has the chance to begin.
Toney, the team said in a statement, is following NFL protocols and participating in meetings remotely as camp begins.
In a related note, Thursday, the NFL released revised protocols for the upcoming season that revealed games will not be postponed in 2021 due to outbreaks taking place among unvaccinated players on a team, rather the game would be forfeited with the losing team bearing financial responsibility and players from neither team being paid.
Toney’s career has gotten off to an inauspicious start for the NY Giants, after struggling to go through drills due to an issue with his shoe during rookie minicamp to leaving a practice early with what appeared to be a minor injury during mandatory minicamp, Toney has missed some time already this spring.
The NY Giants are counting on Toney, along with fellow newcomers Kenny Golladay and John Ross to significantly bolster quarterback Daniel Jones’ supporting cast and ignite an offense that averaged 17.5 points per game in 2020.
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