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Top Ryan Connelly News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Giants' Ryan Connelly: Expected to start Sunday

    Connelly is expected to draw the start at inside linebacker versus Washington on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Connelly's increased defensive opportunity comes with Tae Davis (concussion) and Alec Ogletree (hamstring) both ruled out for Week 4. The rookie fifth-round pick played 71 snaps (92 percent) on defense Week 3 and looks primed for a similar role against Washington.

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  • Giants' Ryan Connelly: Comes up big in win

    Connelly finished Sunday's 32-31 win over the Buccaneers with seven tackles (two solo) and an interception.

    The fourth-quarter interception was the first of Connelly's career. Unfortunately, it did not result in points for the Giants after quarterback Daniel Jones fumbled on the second play from scrimmage following the turnover. Still, Connelly's play versus Tampa Bay provided much reason for optimism and should mean more snaps for the 23-year-old in the weeks to come. Against the Bucs, he played 71 snaps on defense and six more on special teams.

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  • Giants' Ryan Connelly: More snaps on tap

    Connelly is expected to see increased snaps on defense during Sunday's game against the Bills, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Connelly's uptick in workload will come at the expense of veteran linebacker Tae Davis. The rookie fifth-round linebacker played 26 snaps on defense Week 1, recording two solo tackles.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Eden Prairie, MN
Age: 26
School: Wisconsin
Experience: 3