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Jon Beason “absolutely” wants to remain with Giants if he’s able to keep playing

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27:  Actor Taye Diggs (L) and professional football player Jon Beason attend an interactive tour of MetLife Stadium on August 27, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Getty Images

When linebacker Jon Beason has been healthy during his three years with the Giants, he has been one of their most effective defensive players.

As you could probably guess by that opening, Beason hasn’t been healthy all that often. He has missed 23 games over the last two seasons because of injuries, which have been a problem dating back to his last few years with the Panthers.

Beason is signed for one more year with the Giants, carrying a cap hit of just under $6 million and says he “absolutely” wants to remain with the team in 2016. He is set for knee surgery in the near future, however, and he won’t be making any plans about continuing his career until that’s done.

“I have to have a little procedure on my knee, go through the rehab and make a decision based on that,” Beason said on Mad Dog Radio with Adam Schein. “I do realize that it’s been pretty consistent the latter part of my career with injuries and I just want to be honest with myself and see if I can still play at the same level.”

Beason said he knows that the early March start of the league year puts a timeframe on that decision as far as the Giants are concerned. Of course, the Giants may look at Beason’s recent injury history and decide that to move in a different direction even if Beason does decide to return for a 10th NFL season.

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12 Responses to “Jon Beason “absolutely” wants to remain with Giants if he’s able to keep playing”
  1. jag1959 says: Jan 28, 2016 2:46 PM

    And he has 6M absolutely sound reasons to want to remain. As a Giants guy I would like to see a counter proposal. How about the veteran minimum with incentives of up to $500k a game based on snap count?

  2. floratiotime says: Jan 28, 2016 2:48 PM

    Sorry, but you can’t stay on the field. You’re kidding yourself.

  3. intrafinesse says: Jan 28, 2016 2:59 PM

    No problem.
    Its called the Veterans Minimum, plus incentives.
    Like playing 12 games, 14 tames, or a % of defensive snaps, like 75%, 8-%, etc.

    He’ll probably get hurt, but the cap hit won’t be bad.

  4. bossytrottiergillies says: Jan 28, 2016 3:24 PM

    No thanks Jon. No thanks.

  5. mindelm42 says: Jan 28, 2016 3:37 PM

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…we’ll keep the $6 million

  6. jomo56 says: Jan 28, 2016 7:18 PM

    If the team decides they want certain guys back there will be plenty of renegotiated contracts besides Beason’s. Cruz, Prince, Schwartz immediately come to mind. It all comes down to Reese and coaches, determining who they want to keep; then selective free agent shopping; combined with a solid draft and just maybe we can get back in the game, maybe.

  7. joshgordonsbong says: Jan 29, 2016 9:05 AM

    I agree let’s give him the minimum and reward him for on field time….there is no question he is the QB of that defense when he’s on the field….sadly all 9 of them in 2 seasons…

  8. billco6192012 says: Jan 29, 2016 9:21 AM

    lets sign irvin from seattle or trevethan from broncos or the jets middle linebacker henderson.we need a stud middle linebacker and beason had his chance and blew it.Bye bye Jon.

  9. billco6192012 says: Jan 29, 2016 10:13 AM

    FREE AGENTS FOR MIDDLE LINEBACKER

    SEAN WEATHERSPOON 28 YRS OLD
    TYE POWELL 28 YRS OLD
    BRANDON MARSHALL BRONCOS 26 YRS OLD
    TUGGLE 26 YEARS
    ERIN HENDERSON JETS 30 YRS OLD
    LATTIMORE JETS 27 YRS OLD

    WEATHERSPOON, MARSHALL, TRVATHAN,TUGGLE, ALL STUDS AND THEY WOULD EASILY TAKE 6 MIL A YEAR.WEATHERSPOON IS NOT A RESTRICTED FREE AGENT AND THE TOP GUY.GIVE HIM BIG MONEY TO RUN YOUR DE.

  10. billco6192012 says: Jan 29, 2016 10:20 AM

    SIGN WEATHERSPOON AND AND MALIK JACKSON FROM DENVER AND ERIC BERRY AND THE GIANTS WILL BE CONTENDERS.WE WILL HAVE ABOUT 50 MILL UNDER CAP.

  11. richiethegreek says: Jan 29, 2016 11:02 AM

    Lololol they’ll bring him back because they have no clue how to put a roster together.

  12. jpherling says: Jan 31, 2016 6:04 PM

    They’ll be contenders with one more RB, one more WR, one more OG, one more OT, one more DE, one more DT, one or two more LB’s, and one more safety.

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