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Jon Beason will do some team work at minicamp

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Plenty of players are described as being ahead of schedule in their rehab from injury and Panthers Jon Beason is part of that club.

Not all of those players actually make good on that description, but Beason appears set to do so. The linebacker has been held out of team drills during OTAs this spring as he recovers from surgeries on his knee and shoulder with designs on making his full return to the field during training camp. Beason isn’t going to have to wait that long, however.

“I’m feeling pretty good. At this point I can’t be more happy with it,” Beason said, via the team’s website. “Training camp was the goal, but [I'm] feeling so good we’re going to work in a little bit in the minicamp.”

Beason will use the extra time to speed up his transition from middle linebacker, now occupied by 2012 defensive rookie of the year Luke Kuechly, to the weak side. It will also give the Panthers more time to assess where Beason is after playing just five games in the last two seasons because of a variety of injuries. If he’s sound, the Panthers defense will be much better for it. If he’s not, Beason may run out of chances to get healthy in Carolina.

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7 Responses to “Jon Beason will do some team work at minicamp”
  1. citynative says: Jun 9, 2013 12:43 PM

    Remember when Panthers fans said he was better than Patrick Willis. That was funny.

  2. pilot2011 says: Jun 9, 2013 1:01 PM

    outside of 89, he is still the heart and soul of the Carolina Panthers.

  3. True Talker says: Jun 10, 2013 10:28 AM

    Injuries are a part of the game. The past two years have been hard but when healthy, Beason is one of the best in the business at what he does… hit people hard.

  4. jccarrollccrider says: Jun 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    If he returns to his pre-injury form, the Panthers will have the absolute best LB corp in the league. That’s a big “if” though, but exciting to think about anyway…

  5. teek77 says: Jun 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    I agree that, when healthy, Beeson is a great asset in the Panther defense. However, with all of his injuries during the past two years, he is close to becoming like another D
    an Conner….with cap situation, more of a liability than an asset. The Panthers cannot afford any more well-paid cheerleaders. I hope Beeson doesn’t push himself too much before he’s ready. This could be his last chance.

  6. teek77 says: Jun 10, 2013 4:29 PM

    I agree that, when healthy, Beeson is a great asset in the Panther defense. However, with all of his injuries during the past two years, he is close to becoming like another Dan Conner….with cap situation, more of a liability than an asset. The Panthers cannot afford any more well-paid cheerleaders. I hope Beeson doesn’t push himself too much before he’s ready. This could be his last chance.

  7. paulbutcher53 says: Jun 11, 2013 11:31 PM

    After Luke sets the example for AJ this year we can cut this clown next year

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