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Giants Now: Harry Carson to receive Thurman Munson 'Captain' Award


Giants Hall of Fame LB Harry Carson to be honored at Thurman Munson Awards

A star-studded lineup will be honored virtually at the 41st Annual Thurman Munson Awards ceremony to benefit AHRC New York City Foundation on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The list of honorees features Giants Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson, as well as New York Yankees players Luke Voit and Gio Urshela, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto, Hall of Famer catcher Pudge Rodriguez and Team U.S.A. Soccer & Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

Carson will be presented with the Munson "Captain" Award, while Voit, Urshela, Conforto, Rodriguez and Naeher will all be recipients of the Thurman Munson Award.

The benefit remembers the late great Yankees captain and catcher Thurman Munson and has raised more than $17 million for the AHRC NYC Foundation, which supports programs that enable children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead richer, more productive lives. Thurman's widow Diana Munson will "attend," though this time virtually, her 41st consecutive benefit, having been involved in the event since its inception.

The Thurman Munson Awards are presented annually for success and inspiration on the fields of play, and community spirit off the field.

Carson enjoyed one of the longest tenures in the history of the New York Football Giants during an illustrious 13-year career, which culminated with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The former linebacker and South Carolina State product served as a team captain for 10 of his 13 seasons, including the 1986 season when the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI, and thus becomes the second recipient of the Thurman Captain Award.

Carson was named to the All-Rookie Team after his first NFL season. Subsequently, during his NFL career, he was named to the Pro Bowl nine times, the All-NFL Team seven times, the All-NFC Team eight times, and NFC Linebacker of the Year twice. He made an amazing 25 tackles in a Monday Night Football Game against the Packers.

Carson was inducted into the Giants' Ring of Honor in 2010.

View photos of Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson.

Daniel Jones dealing with ankle, hamstring injuries

Daniel Jones' personal injury report changed today. His status for the Giants' Sunday night home game against the Cleveland Browns did not.

The second-year quarterback was limited in practice because of the hamstring injury he suffered in Cincinnati 16 days ago and an ankle injury he sustained last Sunday in the Giants' loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Despite the additional issue, coach Joe Judge said he will adhere to the same criteria used last week to determine if Jones can play in the game.

"I'm going to give him an opportunity this week to work through practice and see how he moves and how he reacts to things," Judge said. "Again, if he can defend himself properly in the pocket, as I've said before on how I'll handle it, if he's not at risk beyond any normal game, then we'll go ahead and give him the opportunity to play. If we think that's an issue, that he can't go out there and defend himself, then we'll make the best decision for him long-term and the team as well."

Judge revealed Jones' new injury on a pre-practice Zoom call.

"There's really nothing worse for the wear with the previous injury," Judge said. "He did come out with some bumps and bruises. There's another lower leg issue we're dealing with right now. We're going to go ahead and move him around in practice today, see where he's at."

Jones' ailments were listed as "hamstring/ankle" on the team's post-practice injury report.

"We're evaluating both, so I want to make sure that the hamstring from last week, see how that came out," Judge said. "We haven't really moved him around yet since that, want to see if there's a wear or tear or any kind of fatigue that's going to set him back. As well as the other one, like anybody else dealing with some things right now, we have to evaluate where he is with that as well. We're evaluating both equally. I wouldn't say one is more of a concern than the other right now, but we've got to look and see how he moves throughout the week."

Practice Photos: Giants prepare for Browns

Check out the gallery below to wiew photos from Wednesday's practice as the Giants gear up for a primetime Sunday night matchup with the Browns in Week 15.

View photos from Wednesday's practice as the Giants gear up for a primetime matchup with the Browns.



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