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Jon Beason | Linebacker

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 232
College: Miami (FL)
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Giants MLB Jon Beason agreed to a restructured contract and will remain with the team.
Beason likely took a pay cut, trimming his cash due from $5.825 million to $3.7 million, with the ability to earn some money back in incentives based on playtime. He was originally scheduled to count $7.37 million against the cap, but will now only count $4.154 million. His roster spot is now safe ahead of Tuesday. Mar 9 - 9:15 PM

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The Giants are in talks with MLB Jon Beason about restructuring his contract.

Beason was limited to four games last year and has a $7.37 million cap hit. He'll likely be asked to convert a portion of his salary into incentives. The Giants want to reduce Beason's cap number before he's owed a $1M bonus on March 15.
Mar 4 - 7:31 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason indicated he's open to taking a pay cut.

"You're going to do what is best for you and you try to work with the team and do what is best for the team," Beason said. Beason is set to count $7.37 million against the cap this season after yet another injury-marred year. The Giants will need to make a decision on Beason before he's due a $1 million bonus on March 14. GM Jerry Reese will be in the market for linebackers this spring.
Mar 1 - 12:28 PM

Giants GM Jerry Reese declined to say whether MLB Jon Beason will be back in 2015.

"Jon is under contract. We will see where that goes," were Reese's comments. Beason has a $6.7 million cap hit, with $900K of his $3.6M salary guaranteed. He's a candidate for a pay cut after appearing in four games last year due to injuries. The Giants would save $4.3 million by releasing Beason, but leave $2.4M in dead money.
Feb 21 - 2:19 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes MLB Jon Beason could be released this offseason.

Beason is guaranteed $900k in 2015, but the Giants could save roughly $3.5 million against the cap by releasing the injury-prone middle linebacker. The problem is Jameel McClain was not impressive as Beason's stand in last season, and there is no one better currently on the Giants' roster. A pay cut may make more sense for both sides.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 1:59 PM

Giants placed MLB Jon Beason (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's a procedural move after Beason was recommended surgery earlier this week. Jameel McClain will replace Beason at the MIKE spot. The Giants signed CB Chris Harris to take his spot on the active roster.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason needs toe surgery and is out for the season.

The oft-injured Beason once again aggravated the right toe injury that has plagued him since the summer, and this time he can't play through it. The ex-Panther has a ligament tear and small fracture in his sesamoid bone. Beason's absence leaves a gaping hole in an already thin Giants linebacking corps, especially against the run as Jameel McClain fills in at MIKE. Beason, 29, was in the first season of a three-year, $16.8 million contract.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) said he's contemplating season-ending surgery, and gave himself a 50-50 chance to play again in 2014.

Beason is in Charlotte visiting Dr. Robert Anderson for at least the third time since initially hurting his foot over summer. "I’m still deciding if the smart thing is to go ahead and get it fixed and get ready for next season," Beason said. He's appeared in parts of four games this season and has yet to make a real impact at less than 100 percent. Jameel McClain has been filling in at MIKE.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) expects to know by Wednesday whether he needs surgery.

Beason is visiting a specialist on Tuesday. Even if he gets good news, it sounds like he'll be no better than 50-50 to suit up when the G-Men come off their bye in Week 9.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason will visit Dr. Robert Anderson regarding his latest toe injury this week.

As beat writer Jordan Raanan notes, "not good." In Sunday's loss to Dallas, Beason aggravated a toe injury that has plagued him since training camp. The Giants signed Beason to a new three-year, $16.8 million contract in March.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason aggravated his toe injury in Sunday's Week 7 game at Dallas.

The oft-injured Beason has been battling this toe issue for more than a month now. It's a major concern for the run defense of the Cowboys. Although Beason's X-rays came back negative, he was ruled out for the game.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) is active for Sunday night's Week 6 game against the Eagles.

Beason returns after missing the last three games. DE Robert Ayers (neck) is also active. Inactive for the Giants are RB Rashad Jennings, OG Brandon Mosely, LB Spencer Paysinger, OL Adam Snyder, DE Kerry Wynn, OT James Brewer, and DT Jay Bromley.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (questionable, toe) is likely to return for the Giants' Week 6 game against the Eagles.

Beason has been sidelined since aggravating his troublesome toe during Week 2. Beason will wear a special shoe he is calling his "secret weapon" in an attempt to protect the toe. Beason will slide back in as the middle linebacker in base packages, with Jameel McClain moving back outside.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:16:00 AM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Despite the "Q" tag, Beason is expected to play in Sunday night's game against the Eagles. It's not promising news for struggling LeSean McCoy.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) is targeting a return in Week 6.

Beason didn't play last week to avoid setbacks. He's expected to resume practicing and is on track to return after missing the last three games.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 11:58:00 AM

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