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Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Removed from PUP list
The Vikings activated Connelly (knee) from their reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.
Connelly suffered a torn ACL against the Steelers in December, and he was later placed on Minnesota's reserve/PUP list in August. The 27-year-old was required to miss the team's first four games, but he'll now be eligible to return Week 5 against the Bears. Connelly is expected to be a heavy contributor on special teams moving forward, as he's amassed 410 special teams snaps compared to just one defensive snap over the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Joins reserve/PUP list
The Vikings placed Connelly (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.
Connelly is now required to sit out the team's first four games, as he's still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last December. Once medically cleared to return to game action, the fourth-year pro is expected to contribute mostly on special teams, given he's played just one defensive snap compared to 410 special teams snaps over the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Placed on PUP list
Connelly (knee) was placed on the active/PUP list Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Connelly is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last season, but his placement on the active version of this list means he can practice or play in the preseason at any time. Once healthy, the linebacker is expected to be mostly a special-teams contributor this year.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Placed on injured reserve
Connelly (knee) was placed on IR on Monday.
Connelly was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half in the Vikings' win over the Steelers on Thursday. He's appeared in 12 games this season, strictly as a contributor on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Ruled out with knee injury
Connelly exited Thursday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury and will not return.
Connelly was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half and needed assistance from trainers to get off the field. The extent of the injury is not clear, though he was ruled out from returning to Thursday's game in short order. Connelly did not record any tackles prior to his exit.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Activated from COVID-19 list
Connelly was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Connelly should return to his customary special-teams role now that he has cleared the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. He has three tackles (two solo) this season.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Tests positive for COVID-19
Connelly tested positive for COVID-19, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Connelly was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but it wasn't known if he was a close contact or had actually tested positive for the virus. Connelly, who has mostly contributed on special teams, will try to clear protocols in time for Week 10 against the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Placed on COVID-19 list
Connelly was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
Connelly has played exclusively on special teams to begin the season, but he'll now be forced to spend some time away from the club. It's not yet clear whether the 26-year-old has tested positive for the virus or whether he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Claimed by Vikings
The Vikings claimed Connelly off waivers from the Giants Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Connelly was a surprise cut in New York, as the 2019 fifth-round pick recorded 20 tackles, a sack, two pass breakups and two interceptions over four games before tearing his ACL. Although the Wisconsin product may have lost a step postsurgery, he could be an immediate contributor with the Vikings.... See More ... See Less
Ryan Connelly: Sent to waivers
The Giants waived Connelly on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Connelly started three of four games in 2019 before suffering a torn ACL. It's surprising that the Giants opted to let him go, but perhaps he lost a step due to the injury. Considering he recorded 20 tackles, a sack and two interceptions over just 195 defensive snaps last season, Connelly probably has strong football instincts, so another team could scoop him off waivers and give him a chance.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Cleared for camp
Connelly (knee) has been cleared to participate in the start of training camp, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
Connelly tore his ACL last September, but it looks like his health is back up to par just in time for training camp. He recorded 19 tackles (nine solo), one sack and two interceptions in just four games as a rookie last season before suffering the injury. Barring any setbacks, he projects to be in the linebacker rotation for the Giants in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Ryan Connelly: May have season-ending injury
The Giants believe Connelly suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Redskins, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Connelly will undergo additional tests Monday, but the Giants are preparing to finish the season without their rookie linebacker. He's been a major contributor for the Giants' defense, recording 20 tackles, a sack, two pass breakups and two interceptions through his first four NFL games. If the results show a torn ACL, Connelly's season will be over.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Placed on IR
The Giants placed Connelly (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Pat Leonard of NY Daily Sports reports.
Connelly suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Sunday's win over Washington. The rookie fifth-round pick showed well across three starts, and he'll now work to return to full health following surgery before the 2020 season. In Connelly's absence, Tae Davis (concussion) is a candidate to receive increased opportunity on defense when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Torn ACL confirmed
The Giants officially confirmed Connelly has a torn ACL and is out for the season.
An MRI on Monday confirmed what the Giants feared. Connelly, a rookie fifth-round pick, started the last three games and thrived in the role, making 18 tackles, a sack and two interceptions. With his injury occurring in Week 4, the hope is that Connelly can recover before the 2020 season. In the meantime, Tae Davis (concussion) and Alec Ogletree (hamstring) should be the starting inside linebackers once they're healthy, although the team may check out free agency for additional depth. Expect Connelly to be placed on injured reserve soon.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Severity of injury uncertain
Connelly (knee) was seen on crutches after Sunday's game against Washington, and the exact nature of his injury is uncertain, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Connelly is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, which is expected to shed some light on the injury. When asked if it was an ACL injury, Connelly responded by saying that nothing has been ruled out yet. Expect the official word on the injury following the MRI.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Out for reminder of Week 4
Connelly (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Redskins.
It's unclear how Connelly picked up the injury, but he was forced to leave the game in the middle of the fourth quarter. As long as the Wisconsin product is sidelined, expect David Mayo to see an increase in snaps.... See More ... See Less
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