Giants assistant coach Stephen Brown tests positive for COVID-19: league source

Pat Leonard, New York Daily News

Giants offensive assistant Stephen Brown has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated, according to a league source.

The Giants are working with the NFL regarding close contacts.

No Giants players tested positive Friday for a second straight day, but Brown’s positive is the second in three days on the Giants’ coaching staff.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett tested positive Wednesday and is quarantined and unable to coach Sunday night against Cleveland.

Garrett worked a full day in the facility on Wednesday before his morning test came back positive at night.

Brown spent the past four seasons on Garrett’s Dallas Cowboys staff from 2016-19 before following Garrett to New York to join Joe Judge’s staff.

The Giants’ Quest Diagnostics Training Center remained open on Saturday, and the team followed its normal practice and meeting schedule. That included a walkthrough and likely one last final evaluation of injured QB Daniel Jones.

Browns’ positive test means he must quarantine and stay away from the team for at least 10 days. That timeline could jeopardize his ability to coach in Week 16 at Baltimore, as well.

Judge’s coaching staff is in serious flux now with Garrett and Brown testing positive and outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema leaving to become head coach at the University of Illinois.

Tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens will be Sunday’s Giants offensive coordinator. Offensive quality control coach Bobby Blick is taking over the tight ends. Defensive assistant Jody Wright is bumping up to coach the outside linebackers.

And this is all on the heels of Judge firing offensive line coach Marc Colombo on Nov. 18 and replacing him with Dave DeGuglielmo.