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.
Left guard Will Hernandez, who has started every game since being drafted in 2018, was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list late Thursday afternoon. He is in isolation.
Three other starters were told to stay home: tackles Andrew Thomas and Cam Fleming and center Nick Gates.
Two backup linemen also were told to stay away: center Spencer Pulley and rookie guard Shane Lemieux.
The only starter at practice was right guard Kevin Zeitler.
Coach Joe Judge is hoping to get most of his linemen back for Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The team practiced wearing face shields and masks. The post-practice meeting was held virtually.
The Giants learned of the positive result Wednesday night and contact tracing began.
On Tuesday, Judge said he had spoken with quarterback Daniel Jones and several other players about a video taken last weekend in which they were shown without masks in public. Judge said the team would handle the matter internally.
Jones, injured running back Saquon Barkley, receiver Sterling Shepard and other players had dinner at a New York City restaurant in private. Afterward, some went to a closed bar at the invitation of the owner. They were filmed there without masks. None of those players is involved in the current COVID-19 incident.
• The Cardinals will be allowed to have 4,200 fans in the stands for their next two home games — against the Dolphins and Bills.
That's an increase from the 1,200 that were allowed to attend the Cardinals' 37-34 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
• The Chargers placed guard Ryan Groy on the league's COVID-19 reserve list and canceled practice.
• The Lions for the first time this season will allow a limited number of fans for a game at Ford Field.
The team says capacity for guests of coaches and players will be capped at 500 for the game Sunday against the Colts.