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Jon Beason | Linebacker

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Miami (FL)
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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

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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

Sources tell that there is a "strong likelihood" the Giants re-sign impending free agent Jon Beason.

The Giants traded for Beason ahead of Week 5 and he made an instant impact, recording 93 tackles in 12 games for a unit that ended up eighth-best in the league. He'll only turn 29 years old later this month, but his history of very significant injuries will cap his market value. The two sides should be able to work out a deal with ease.
Jan 1 - 11:33 AM

Giants acquired LB Jon Beason from the Panthers in exchange for an undisclosed late-round draft pick in 2014.

In desperation mode at 0-4 and having surrendered the most points in football, the G-Men anticipate Beason eventually taking over as their starting middle linebacker, upgrading on Mark Herzlich. Time will tell whether it's a pipe dream, but our guess is it is. Beason's ability is gone at age 28 due to Achilles' and microfracture surgeries. This could easily be another failed rehab project a la Aaron Curry by suddenly-struggling GM Jerry Reese.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Panthers LB Jon Beason arrived in New York Friday to take a physical with the Giants.

If he passes, he'll become a Giant, probably for a late-round conditional pick. The physical is critical because Beason has been beset by injuries in recent years, including an offseason microfracture surgery on his troublesome knee. He couldn't start over Chase Blackburn in Carolina, so it's hard to imagine Beason suddenly giving the Giants' struggling defense a jolt.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 12:46:00 PM

FOX's Jay Glazer reports the Panthers are discussing a trade that would send LB Jon Beason to the Giants.

Beason was benched for Week 3, which was ironically Carolina's blowout win over the Giants. Returning from microfracture surgery, Beason was not effective in a part-time role in Weeks 1-2. He's appeared in just eight games since the end of the 2010 season. He'd be a minimal upgrade for New York's barely-there linebacker corps despite his Pro-Bowl pedigree.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 11:28:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal when asked how much playing time WLB Jon Beason will get moving forward.

Beason still isn't healthy after undergoing microfracture surgery in the offseason and has been used strictly in a situational role. He played just one snap in Sunday's win over the Giants. "We're going to put the people on the field that give us the best opportunity to win," Rivera said. Look for Chase Blackburn to continue to start at weak-side linebacker. Beason is an IDP drop.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:37:00 AM

Panthers WLB Jon Beason played just one snap in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Giants.

Beason shared the workload evenly with Chase Blackburn in the first two weeks. But with the Panthers facing Blackburn's former team, Beason became an innocent bystander. The demotion likely had a plenty to do with how badly Beason has struggled this season as he comes off another knee surgery.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera confirmed WLB Jon Beason (knee) will be limited to a situational role in Sunday's game against the Bills.

Beason is still working his way back from knee surgery and will play around 30 defensive snaps. Similar to last week, the Panthers only plan to use Beason in obvious passing situations. Chase Blackburn will see the majority of playing time in Carolina's base defense.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 06:03:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera thinks WLB Jon Beason is playing cautious after undergoing microfracture surgery last October.

It's to be expected. "I’m hoping for Jon to get to that point where he’s not as cautious," Rivera said. "You want to tell him, 'Just stick it in the ground and run. Trust it.'" Beason's still getting his feet wet after being limited to five games over the past two seasons. He played 30-of-65 snaps in the opener against Seattle. The Panthers also want to try to get Chase Blackburn more involved on defense. Carolina has one of the best linebacker units in the NFL.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 09:18:00 AM

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