Jon Beason | LB | New York Giants
Posted: 2/18/2014 12:14pm et
Free-agent LB Jon Beason is a player the New York Giants want to bring back, and the team has discussed a long-term deal with him. The franchise-tag salary for linebackers is likely to be $10 million, so they'd have to be confident about their chances of signing Beason long-term if they were to risk paying him that much on a one-year deal.
Huddle Up: Beason, who was second on the squad with 93 total tackles this past season, is in the prime of his career having just turned 29 in January so he's definitely a candidate to get a longer-term deal.
Posted: 10/4/2013 10:58am et
The New York Giants have agreed to deal a late-round draft pick to the Carolina Panthers for LB Jon Beason. He must pass a physical first.
Huddle Up: The Giants could use some linebacking help; adding the former first-round pick is certainly a step in that direction, though injuries have sapped Beason's talent to the point that he'd lost his starting job each of the past two seasons in Carolina.
Posted: 9/19/2013 1:02pm et
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (knee) is playing through pain after microfracture surgery last year. He had a rough game in Week 2, as he struggled in pass coverage and missed a few tackles.
Huddle Up: Beason still is tied for third on the team with 11 total tackles through 2 games but after missing 27 games over the past 2 seasons and undergoing microfracture surgery, there's certainly no guarantee the 3-time Pro Bowler will ever approach his previous level of play.
Posted: 5/14/2013 12:55pm et
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (knee, shoulder) is not expected to participate in June minicamps.
Huddle Up: It's been quite a rough go for Beason over the past 2 seasons as he's been limited to 5 games total after recording at least 119 total tackles in each of his first 4 pro seasons. The Panthers aren't going to rush him in hopes of having him available for training camp.
Posted: 4/9/2013 10:56pm et
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason said he will be better than he was pre-injury in 2013. Beason is expected to move to weakside LB with Luke Kuechly earning NFL Rookie Defensive Player of the Year honors in the middle. "I'll be better," Beason said. :I can't even fathom not being better than I previously was. Especially, when you get to this stage of your career, mentally you know how to prepare and those are the things that you're focusing on more."
Huddle Up: Beason averaged 137 tackles a season over his first 4 years before a torn Achillies' limited him to 1 start in 2011 and knee and shoulder injuries limited him to 4 starts this past season. If Beason truly can regain most of his form, he and Kuechly will be quite a duo.