Jon Beason, over food poisoning, close to a return

AP

Giants linebacker Jon Beason has always been a guy who’d leave everything on the field.

But as he comes back from a offseason toe problem, he didn’t have a lot to give last week.

According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Beason struggled with a bout of food poisoning last week that slowed his ability to rehab.

I was sick last week,” Beason said. “I got a little food poisoning. I was under the weather. I couldn’t train. I was feverish.”

He’s better now, and doing more change-of-direction drills to make sure his toe allows him to play. He said he’s still pointing to the regular season opener against the Lions, and expecting to play.

“I’m looking to come off PUP in the next couple days,” Beason said. “I’m doing everything to make sure my conditioning is up to par.

“I feel good. I feel confident that I will be able to go out and contribute on Sept. 8.”

Being able to keep food down between now and then will help, but getting Beason back on the field will help the Giants shore up a defense that’s going to have to perform this year.