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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)
Contract: view contract details

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The Giants are "optimistic" MLB Jon Beason (knee) will play Week 1.
Beason went down with a knee sprain in the Giants' second preseason game. On Tuesday, he was spotted running, backpedaling, and doing individual drills on a side field. The Giants are a better defense with Beason manning the middle. Sep 2 - 9:55 AM

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The New York Post reports Giants MLB Jon Beason (sprained knee) is "seriously in doubt" for Week 1.

Beason has missed 38 games the last four years, including all but four last season. Beason says he'll do everything "humanly possible" to make sure he plays in the opener, but even if he makes it back for Week 1, it is a solid bet he misses games at some point. With Beason injured, a mess at safety and Jason Pierre-Paul's future uncertain, the Giants will be a defense to target early and often this season.
Aug 24 - 9:49 AM

The Giants view MLB Jon Beason as "week to week" with a sprained left knee.

He's probably going to be in a race to be ready for Week 1. The Giants are already missing Jason Pierre-Paul and have the worst safety situation in football. They are now in danger of not having their run-stuffing middle linebacker for Opening Day. The Giants open the season against Dallas in three Sundays.
Aug 23 - 4:23 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason left Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars with a sprained left knee.

He's out for the game and is likely headed for more tests. Beason was having a good game before the injury. He saved a sure touchdown by deflecting a pass intended for Denard Robinson in the end zone. Jameel McClain is Beason's backup at middle linebacker, but he's coming back from a neck injury.
Aug 22 - 8:51 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) will likely have his practice reps managed all season.

Beason missed all but two games last season with a complicated toe injury that required surgery. He'll likely be limited for much of training camp as a precaution. Beason will need regular tape jobs on his cleats, wear special orthotics in his soles, and have specially-made cleats. He believes the toe issues have been brought on by all NFL stadiums moving to FieldTurf.
Jul 21 - 3:50 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason declared himself 100 percent healthy after his 2014 season was ruined by a recurring toe injury.

Beason has finished his rehab from toe surgery and declared himself "ready to go" on Monday. He'll resume practicing during training camp. "I'm able to run around, feels great, change direction, feels good," Beason said. New Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo anticipates Beason playing the "Antonio Pierce role" in his defense as a field general who makes the play calls in the huddle.
Jun 8 - 4:30 PM

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

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

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