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Jon Beason | Linebacker | #52

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 232
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (25) / CAR

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Giants MLB Jon Beason announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons.
Word surfaced Wednesday morning that the Giants were releasing the 31-year-old. Instead of ending his career as a released player, Beason is opting for retirement. Beason was the 25th overall pick of the 2005 draft by the Panthers and spent the first six-and-a-half seasons of his career in Carolina before being traded to the Giants midway through the 2013 campaign. He appeared in all 48 games from 2005-2007 before injuries tore his career apart. Beason has battled numerous knee and foot issues and needed another knee surgery this offseason. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and one-time first-team All-Pro. Feb 10 - 3:04 PM

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Giants released MLB Jon Beason.

Unlike the release of RG Geoff Schwartz on Wednesday, cutting Beason was an easy decision, as it saves the Giants $4.5 million against the cap. He hasn't been healthy since re-signing with the Giants ahead of the 2014 campaign. Over the past two seasons, the veteran has appeared in just nine games due to ongoing injury issues. The 31-year-old former first-rounder underwent knee surgery recently and is said to be considering hanging up the cleats.
Feb 10 - 11:40 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects MLB Jon Beason (knee surgery) to be released.

Signed to a three-year, $17 million contract in 2014, Beason has played nine games in the last two seasons and recently underwent knee surgery. The Giants are simply not going to accept a $6.56 million cap hit for a player who is so rarely on the field. Beason has said he will consider retirement if his body does not respond well to the latest surgery.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 10:03 AM

Jon Beason (knee surgery) "absolutely" wants to remain with the Giants if he can continue playing in 2016.

Now 31, Beason won't decide on his playing future until after he goes under the knife. Provided his rehab goes well, he'll return for a 10th season. The Giants have a say in the matter, as Beason's $6.5 million cap number makes him a strong candidate for release. If Beason is back in the Big Apple, it will likely be on a revised deal.
Jan 28 - 2:21 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason needs offseason knee surgery, and he admitted he may retire if his body doesn't respond to rehab.

Beason, 31 next week, has battled myriad injuries since coming into the league in 2007, and most of the issues have been with his knees. He's also mixed in shoulder, Achilles', and toe surgeries between numerous knee operations. He's simply breaking down. Beason played just 162 defensive snaps this season before being sent to I.R. in early-November. He's missed 67 games of a possible 96 since the beginning of the 2011 campaign.
Jan 8 - 8:27 PM

Giants placed MLB Jon Beason (knee, ankle) on season-ending injured reserve.

Beason didn't practice all week and was already ruled out for Sunday. He's dealt with injuries all year, playing in only five games. Due a $6.5M cap hit in 2016, 30-year-old Beason is a candidate for offseason release.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (knee, ankle) is out for Week 9 against the Buccaneers.

This will mark his second absence in a row, and coach Tom Coughlin said he was not even close this week. Jasper Brinkley and Uani' Unga will continue to split time at middle linebacker.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (knee, ankle) remains sidelined at practice.

Preparing to face Doug Martin, the Giants' struggling run defense could use Beason's return, but he appears poised to miss his second straight game.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (ankle) is inactive for Week 8 against the Saints.

The Giants' run defense was already crumbling. Now it will be in total disarray in the Superdome. Fire up Mark Ingram in DFS. Also inactive for the Giants are WR Victor Cruz, CB Prince Amukamara, LB J.T. Thomas, DE Owa Odighizuwa, OG Bobby Hart and DT Louis Nix. Jasper Brinkley is starting in Beason's place.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (questionable, ankle) says "the plan" is for him to play Sunday.

Beason made the trip to New Orleans and is a game-time decision. He's on track to play despite not practicing the last two days. The Giants added LB James Morris as insurance with J.T. Thomas (ankle) sidelined.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (ankle) won't practice on Wednesday.

He's dealing with an ankle injury. Beason has been banged up all year and it's affected his performance. Look for Jasper Brinkley to play a bigger role if Beason sits Sunday against New Orleans.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Giants MLB Jon Beason left Sunday night's Week 5 game with a concussion.

He's done for the game. Beason was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit on Carlos Hyde. He'll be in a race to get cleared for Week 6. Uani' Unga replaced Beason in base sets.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (knee) did not suffer any setbacks in his return to action Week 3 against the Redskins.

Beason only played 36 percent of the Giants' defensive plays, but he should be much more involved on 10-days rest against the Bills. A healthy Beason still may lose snaps to Uani' Unga on passing downs, but he should improve the Giants' run defense as long as he is able to stay on the field.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (knee) is active for Week 3.

Beason will be making his season debut against the Redskins. It's a boost for a Giants defense that's been thoroughly underwhelming through the season's first two games.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 08:09:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Jon Beason (knee) is expected to play Thursday night.

Beason said he was "feeling better" after practicing in full on Tuesday. Beason's return is a downgrade to the Redskins' running game, but Alfred Morris and Matt Jones are still decent options in what remains a good matchup. Unai' Unga will return to the bench.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 08:38:00 AM

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