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Giants LB Jon Beason Needs Knee Surgery, Retirement An Option

Giants LB Jon Beason tells Alex Marvez that he will need to undergo knee surgery this offseason and admitted that retirement is a possibility, depending on his knee responds.

Beason was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee and ankle injuries, which is the second straight year that his season has been cut short due to injury.

One consideration for the Giants is the fact that they could free up a sizable amount of cap space by parting ways with him in 2016 after he agreed to rework his contract last year.

Beason, 30, signed a three-year, $16.8 million contract that includes $6.03 million guaranteed. He stands to make $1.9 million and $2.8 million over the remainder of the deal.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Beason would free up $5.1 million cap space while creating $1,466,668 in dead money for the 2016 season.

Beason’s 2015 season ended with him recording 18 tackles over the course of five games.