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57 Ryan Connelly ILB

Minnesota Vikings

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September 10, 2020 12:04 PM
Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Claimed by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 6, 2020 08:04 PM
Ryan Connelly: Sent to waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 31, 2020 10:32 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Cleared for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 1, 2019 12:04 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 30, 2019 12:36 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Torn ACL confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 1, 2019 10:24 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: May have season-ending injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2019 09:40 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Severity of injury uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2019 03:44 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Out for reminder of Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2019 04:00 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

September 23, 2019 02:40 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: Comes up big in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2019 12:16 PM
Giants' Ryan Connelly: More snaps on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Connelly is expected to see increased snaps on defense during Sunday's game against the Bills, Jordan Raanan of 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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Sun 09/13@ MINL 43-3400000000
Sun 09/20@ INDL 11-2800000000
Sun 09/27vs TENL 30-3100000000
Sun 10/04@ HOUW 31-2300000000
Sun 10/11@ SEAL 26-2700000000
Sun 10/18vs ATLL 23-4000000000
Sun 11/01@ GBW 28-2200000000
Sun 11/08vs DETW 34-2000000000
Mon 11/16@ CHIL 19-1300000000
Sun 11/22vs DALL 28-3100000000
Sun 11/29vs CARW 28-2700000000
Sun 12/06vs JACW 27-2400000000
Sun 12/13@ TBL 14-2600000000
Sun 12/20vs CHIL 27-3300000000
Fri 12/25@ NOL 33-5200000000
Sun 01/03@ DETW 37-3500000000
Career Defensive Stats
Total18326 16.010 12181302

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