The Latest: Giants ordered home over contacts rejoin team

The New York Giants say all of those who remained home because of COVID-19 protocols regarding close contacts are back with the team

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The New York Giants say all of those who remained home Thursday because of COVID-19 protocols regarding close contacts were back with the team.

The team said Friday it will hold meetings remotely and practice at MetLife Stadium because of wet grounds at their training center.

On Thursday, four of the five starting offensive linemen did not practice after one tested positive. Left guard Will Hernandez, who has started every game since being drafted in 2018, was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 and was in isolation.

Three other starters were told to stay home: tackles Andrew Thomas and Cam Fleming and center Nick Gates. Two backup linemen also were told to stay away: center Spencer Pulley and rookie guard Shane Lemieux.

Coach Joe Judge hopes to have most of his linemen back for Monday night’s game against Tampa Bay.

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