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Jon Beason | Linebacker

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 232
College: Miami (FL)
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Giants MLB Jon Beason (foot) was seen sprinting on a treadmill off to the side of training camp practice Tuesday.
Beason is just six weeks into his 12-week timetable, but appears to be making substantial progress. He wants to play in preseason games. We doubt the Giants will push him out there for meaningless exhibition snaps, but Beason sounds like he's on track for the opener. He remains on the active/PUP list. Jul 29 - 1:59 PM

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Giants MLB Jon Beason (foot) expects to participate in preseason games.

"I would hope so," Beason said. "Based on how I feel, the way things are going. We want to be smart about it. Obviously I’m going to do what they tell me." Beason is just six weeks into his 12-week timetable, but believes he's ahead of schedule. He opened training camp on active/PUP and is currently limited to running on an underwater treadmill. Beason remains questionable for Week 1.
Jul 25 - 8:47 PM

Giants placed MLB Jon Beason (foot) on the active/PUP list.

The question is if Beason will remain there through the start of the regular season, costing him the Giants' first six games. At best, Beason is considered highly questionable for Week 1.
Jul 21 - 5:02 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano doesn't expect MLB Jon Beason (foot) to be ready for Week 1.

Graziano writes it "seems likely" Beason won't be back for the opener after suffering a ligament tear and small fracture in his foot during OTAs. Beason managed to avoid surgery, but is facing a 12-week recovery timetable. The Giants are expected to start Jameel McClain at MIKE in the short term, with Spencer Paysinger and rookie Devon Kennard competing on the strong side. Beason remains on track to resume practicing sometime in September.
Jun 21 - 3:43 PM

Giants MLB Jon Beason does not need surgery to repair a ligament tear and small fracture to the sesamoid bone in his right foot.

Beason visited Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte over the weekend, and it's been determined that rest and rehab should do the trick. Beason's original 12-week recovery timetable doesn't change. His foot will be immobilized in a cast for three weeks then a walking boot for another three weeks as the first part of his rehab. Beason still hopes to be ready for Week 1. Jameel McClain was working with the first-team defense as minicamp commenced on Tuesday.
Jun 17 - 12:22 PM

The extent of Giants MLB Jon Beason's injury is a torn ligament and fractured sesamoid bone in his right foot.

The New York Daily News believes Beason could miss "Opening Day, and maybe more," after receiving a 12-week recovery timetable. A team source said the Giants expect Beason to "need surgery and at least three months to recover." In an ideal world, Beason would resume practicing just before Week 1, although that's optimistic. The Giants will look at Mark Herzlich, Jameel McClain, and rookie Devon Kennard as short-term replacements. As the injury occurred before training camp, Beason will be eligible for the PUP list. It's a blow to the Giants' defense, albeit not nearly as severe as the Cowboys' loss of Sean Lee (ACL), or Falcons ILB Sean Weatherspoon's torn Achilles' tendon.
Jun 13 - 1:28 PM

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports Giants MLB Jon Beason suffered a "sesamoid fracture" in his right foot and will be sidelined 12 weeks.

Beason is traveling to North Carolina to visit Dr. Robert Anderson, a noted foot specialist, and will undergo surgery. The three-month timetable puts Beason right up against the clock for Week 1. It's relatively good news, all things considered. Beason shouldn't miss much, if any, regular season action, and he already knows the defense. Beason inked a new three-year, $16.8 million deal in March. Rookie Devon Kennard will handle first-team reps in Beason's absence.
Jun 13 - 11:22 AM

Giants MLB Jon Beason was carted off the practice field Thursday with a right foot injury.

It's notable due to Beason's injury history. He appeared in just five games between 2011 and 2012 due to a left Achilles' rupture and microfracture surgery on his right knee. The Giants bet on his health this offseason, giving him a three-year, $16.8 million deal to be their starting middle linebacker. The deal included $6 million guaranteed. After practice, coach Tom Coughlin said Beason felt something in the bottom of his foot and had no further details.
Jun 12 - 12:15 PM

Giants re-signed MLB Jon Beason to a three-year, $19 million contract.

The Giants' 2013 in-season trade for Beason from Carolina was largely laughed at, but proved a smooth move by oft-savvy GM Jerry Reese. Beason stabilized the Giants' defense as an every-down Mike 'backer, finishing the season with 104 tackles and an interception across 11 starts. Beason remains a plus run defender at age 29, but struggles versus the pass. Still, this was a quality move by Reese to retain Beason, keeping him away from aggressive Denver.
Mar 12 - 1:48 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Giants are in "heated discussions" with free agent MLB Jon Beason.

News emerged Wednesday that the Broncos wants to sign Beason, which has perhaps expedited talks with the G-Men. The Giants' middle linebacker depth chart is currently all but barren, with special teamer Mark Herzlich at the top. Beason is 29, but likely has the body of a 33- or 34-year-old due to injuries.
Mar 12 - 1:27 PM

The Broncos reportedly have interest in free agent MLB Jon Beason.

The Giants are also in the mix for Beason, a highly talented middle linebacker that comes draped in injury red flags. But for the "all or nothing" Broncos, risk/reward signings make some sense. If healthy, Beason would be a massive upgrade on the likes of free agents Wesley Woodyard and Paris Lenon. Daryl Smith is also thought to be in the mix with the Broncos.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 12 - 8:56 AM

MLB Jon Beason will represent himself in free agency.

It's never a smart idea, but there's no going back now with free agency just five days away. Beason's decision means he can't talk with teams during the legal tampering period, as teams are only allowed to speak with agents, not players. ESPN New York expects Beason to ultimately re-up with the Giants.
Mar 6 - 5:03 PM

Sources tell that MLB Jon Beason is the Giants' top in-house free agent priority.

All other 21 Giants free agents, including Andre Brown, Linval Joseph and Justin Tuck, have been placed on the "back burner." Beason was a revelation after an early-October trade, stabilizing the Giants defense with his veteran presence and playmaking ability in the middle. Negotiations will be difficult because of his injury history -- Beason was limited to five games between 2011-12 thanks to knee and Achilles' tendon injuries.
Mar 3 - 11:20 AM

ESPN New York reports the Giants have "discussed a long-term deal" with free agent MLB Jon Beason.

Beason bounced back to full health last season, but graded out as just the No. 47 inside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Now 29, his lengthy injury history makes him a poor candidate for either the franchise tag or a long-term deal. Unless the Giants can get Beason locked up at a team-friendly price, he'll likely reach the open market.
Feb 17 - 5:42 PM

The Giants and free agent MLB Jon Beason have had "preliminary talks" about a new contract for Beason.

Excellent in the middle after being acquired from Carolina, Beason is "hopeful" the G-Men will sign him to a long-term deal before free agency opens. "I know it’s something that we both want to get done," Beason said. "We’ve expressed interest that they want me back and I told them that we want to be back."
Jan 10 - 4:15 PM

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