New York Giants fire offensive line coach Marc Colombo
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, front left, reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants have fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo. Veteran line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will finish the season running the line. The Giants (3-7) are heading into a bye week with the new offensive line starting to play well. DeGuglielmo interviewed to be the offensive line coach after Judge was hired. When the Giants hired former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to be the offensive coordinator, Colombo followed him here.
Washington has virus case, 3 other teams add to COVID list
The other players put on the list Tuesday were Falcons wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, and Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner. Treadwell is the second Atlanta player on the COVID-19 list, joining defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., who was put on it last week. The Raiders put Ferrell and Joyner on the list Tuesday, joining linebacker Cory Littleton, who tested positive last week, and right tackle Trent Brown, who tested positive last month. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said the player who tested positive did not travel with Washington for its game at Detroit last weekend. The Giants and Washington were notified of their respective positive test results Monday night.
NFL recommends some sideline players wear masks during games
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The NFL is recommending that players on the sidelines who are not participating in a game or about to go on the field wear protective masks. Although the NFL stopped short of mandating masks for all players not on the field, it “strongly encouraged” all active players in the bench area who are not about to enter the game to wear masks while standing on the sideline and/or sitting on the bench. While the NFL considers expanding the bench area further down the sideline, teams may consider reconfiguring or adding benches. Earlier Friday, the NFL said that the Los Angeles Chargers’ game at Denver this weekend isn’t in jeopardy after players on both teams tested positive for the coronavirus. There’s no change to the status of the game,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Associated Press.
The Latest: Ontario Hockey League to start in early February
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Ontario Hockey League’s next season is slated to start Feb. 4 and will be shorter because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The OHL is the last of Canada’s three major junior hockey leagues to announce plans for next season. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season started earlier this month, but the schedule has been affected by several COVID-19 outbreaks as well as provincial government restrictions. The Western Hockey League plans to start its season on Jan. 8. ___Four of the New York Giants’ five starting offensive lineman did not practice after one of them tested positive for COVID-19 and went into isolation.