• Jon Beason heading to Giants as Panthers trade away former Pro Bowler

    Summary of 17 articles · Updated Oct 5, 2013
    Beason's first four seasons produced the top four single-season tackle totals in team history. A trade that would send linebacker Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers to the New York Giants will go through if the three-time Pro Bowler passes a physical on Friday morning, according to multiple Internet reports. Panthers veteran linebacker Jon Beason will get a chance to start again, albeit for a new team following an abrupt exit for a former first-round draft pick and three-time Pro Bowler. Beason said after his trade from the Panthers became official that he’ll be ready to go if the coaches ask him to play on Sunday against the Eagles, and he thinks he knows enough about playing the middle linebacker position that he’ll be caught up by then. Jon Beason – traded for a late-round draft choice?! Shipped out for a price that is pennies on the dollar compared to what the Panthers had paid him the past couple of years? Yes. The physical won’t be just a token part of the deal as Beason is coming off micro-fracture knee surgery last year. Chase Blackburn was elevated to the starting role, a pick-up that Panthers acquired from the Giants. As upset as he may have been about things that were being written about him the past few weeks, that never was a factor in the support he gave to the coaching staff and his players even the one that replaced him.
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