Beason recently confirmed that he was in talks with the team regarding a pay cut.
“We’ve been back and forth trying to come to terms,” said Beason during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio Wednesday, via Newsday. “They’re doing the best they can to try to be fair under the situation and as a so-called agent I’m doing the best I can to make sure I get the opportunity to earn some of that money back. What you hate is that you get penalized for what happened in 2014 when it’s no longer in anyone’s control. But if you do go out and you play well and you make the Pro Bowl, the guys win the Super Bowl, you make the playoffs, to take less money than what you were scheduled to earn is tough because you no longer have that opportunity to hit that benchmark. That’s the nature of the game.”
Beason, 30, has two years remaining on his three-year, $16.8 million contract that included $6.03 million guaranteed. He had base salaries of $3.6 million and $2.8 million coming his way over the remainder of the contract.
Last year, he was limited to appearing in just four games and recording 11 tackles due to an injury.