Report: Giants working to retain Jon Beason

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Linebacker Jon Beason’s career looked like it was going nowhere fast early last season as he lost playing time with the Panthers after two injury-plagued seasons that saw him play just five of a possible 32 games.

Beason was traded to a Giants team desperate for linebacking help, though, and things went in a much better direction. Beason started 11 games, made 93 tackles and helped solidify a Giants defense that improved a great deal over the course of the season.

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that the Giants are pushing for an encore. Per Raanan, the Giants have been “concentrating their efforts” on reaching agreement on a deal that would keep Beason in blue for the 2014 season.

At 29 with a long injury history, Beason probably can’t expect much in the way of guarantees in a deal with the Giants. The team can offer him some security for the near future in a defense that he clearly fits well, however, and it’s not likely that many other teams will be looking to break the bank to bring Beason on board.

Defensive end Justin Tuck and defensive tackle Linval Joseph are also key free agents from the Giants defense, although all appearances are that both players will hit the open market.

18 responses to “Report: Giants working to retain Jon Beason

  1. We should be working hard to retain Linval Joseph. He was the only consistent D line player in terms of production and motivation from start to finish.

    Im so tired of Reese “building through the draft”, and then letting the players walk after their rookie deals expire. Let’s groom them and once they hit their prime years let them walk to another team.

  2. Jon Beason is a ‘Character’ type player. He was amazing here in Carolina for several years, but injuries and the emergence of Luke Kuechly really reduced his playing time. Jon is a tremendous leader however, and would be ideal in a mentor role for a line backing core in need of re-vamping.

    Best of luck to 52 wherever he lands! You’ll always be a Panther to me!

  3. If Beason could deal with about 4-4.5 a year, the Giants will probably be able to sign him. If not, then he’ll be on his way. He was very good for the Giants last year, but his injury history is not something you are going to invest too much in.

    As far as Reese, he needs to start extending guys before they hit free agency. Im getting a little sick of his methods when it comes to that. We have more UFA’s this year then any other team in the league. He should already be talking to guys like JPP and Amukamara….but I doubt he will.

  4. SIGN THIS GUY WE DONT HAVE LBS ,THIS GUY TURNED OUR DE AROUND 94 TACKLES AND MADE PEOPLE AROUND HIM BETTER.WE HELD PETTERSON,MCOY AND MORRIS TO AROUND 60YRDS A GAME WITH HIM.WE HAVE TO SIGN THIS GUY ,HE WILL MAKE PROBOWL NEXT YEAR.WE ALSO NEED TO SIGN JOSEPH.TUCK HAS TO TAKE A PAY CUT BIG TIME.WE LET BENNETT WALK AND LOOK WHAT HAPPEN.REDSKINS NEED THIS GUY TOO AND THAT WOULD BE A SERIOUS SLAP IN THE FACE IF HE GOES TO A DIVISION RIVAL.BOTTOM LINE REESE TALKS EVALUATION AND THIS GUY PRODUCED BIG TIME.7-3 WITH HIM 0-6 WITHOUT COME ON,NO BRAINER.

  5. A surgically repaired Achilles, is stronger than the other one. At 29, Beason has 5 good years left, if not more.

    His strong locker room presence, is as valuable as his play on the field. He is the reason for the Giants defensive improvement. If the Giants sleep, Beason could be attractive to the other 3 teams in the NFCE. His play is no fluke.

  6. I think NYG signs Beason and Tuck and loses Linval to a team that overpays for a pretty good DT with upside. It has happened before ( Barry Cofield comes to mind immediately).

  7. Give snee 2 million with incentive to start more than 10 games.sign tuck 3 years 8 million with 6 guarenteed.Boot Bass,that guy was a complete joke.GET DONALD BROWN OR EVEN BETTER GARRETTE LA BLOUNTIN FREE AGENCY AND SIGN A GUARD DRAFT A TACKLE AND CORNER AND YOU WIN THE DIVISION.

  8. let linval and tuck walk (spend that $$ on OL in free agency) and draft DT timmy jernigan at #12. the guy plays nasty.

  9. VERNER A CB FREE AGENT FROM TITIANS WILL LOOK GOOD IN BIG BLUE.PUT HIS MONEY ON BACK END OF DEAL.PRINCE ISNT A NUMBER ONE .HE PLAYS 10 YARDS OFF THE WR EVERY PLAY WE NEED A STUD .PARCELLS ALWAYS SAID GIVE ME A GOOD CORNER AND A DEFENSIVE END AND I CAN COMPETE WITH ANY TEAM.VERNER IS THAT YOUNG CORNER WHO WILL JUST SHUT FOOLS DOWN.

  10. EVERYBODY SIGNING THERE GOOD PLAYERS BACK AND GIANTS JUST SITTING AROUND TWITTLING THERE THUMBS NO HOPE.COME ON I WANT THE GIANTS TO DO SOMETHING AFTER THAT HORRID SEASON AND IF WE DONT SIGN SOME PLAYERS IT WILL GET WORSE.IN REESE WE THOUGHT WE TRUSTED.

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