Yiadom (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Yiadom landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week but will be available Sunday against the Seahawks following a one-game absence. The 25-year-old has logged just nine tackles (eight solo) to begin the season.
Yiadom (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. It's unclear whether Yiadom tested positive for the virus or is considered a close contact, but regardless, he'll be away from the team until he clears the necessary protocols. The 25-year-old has seen a diminished defensive role of late and exclusively played special teams Week 8 versus the Cardinals.
Yiadom is likely to start in place of Kevin King (shoulder) in Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports. Yiadom has seen around 20 defensive snaps per game to this point in the campaign as a rotational corner. However, with King sidelined, Yiadom should be in line for his biggest role of the campaign. Rasul Douglas is also a candidate to see more snaps.
Yiadom had 46 tackles (29 solo), 0.5 sacks, five defensed passes and one forced fumble across 16 games with the Giants in 2020. Yiadom's first season in New York was a successful one, as he put forth the strongest statline of his career while handling 633 defensive snaps. He remains under contract through the 2021 season with the Giants.
Yiadom was traded to the Giants via the Broncos on Wednesday in exchange for a 2021 seventh-round pick, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. The Giants saw both Sam Beal and Shakial Taylor opt out of the 2020 season this offseason, so they chose to boost their cornerback room with Yiadom. The 24-year-old was decent in a mostly starting role for the Broncos in 2020, logging 43 total tackles and four passes defensed across 16 games. He'll likely battle for playing time in a depth fashion to begin the season, with James Bradberry and Corey Ballentine expected to handle starting duties.
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