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Panthers Officially Trade LB Jon Beason To The Giants


Both Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo are reporting that the Carolina Panthers have officially traded LB Jon Beason to the Giants.

  • Beason passed his physical with the Giants the this morning.
  • Kimberly Jones reports that Beason will participate in the team’s walk-through tomorrow and could actually be active for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

The Panthers receive a late-round pick in return for Beason. We’re still waiting to hear what round the pick is specifically.

Beason is still dealing with lingering issues following offseason microfracture surgery. HC Ron Rivera was unwilling to provide details regarding Beason’s role in their defense moving forward, so it makes sense that the Panthers would see what they could get in return for him in the trade market.

Beason, 28, restructured his contract back July as there was talk of him being a potential cap casualty. He’s set to make a $1 million base salary along with $2,031,250 in “per game active” roster bonuses in his contract, according to Brian McIntyre.

The Giants have been in need of help at inside linebacker for years now, so this could be a chance for him to turn his career around.


Ralph Vacchiano reports that LB Jon Beason did arrive in New York this morning to take his physical with the Giants.

Meanwhile, Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters that “nothing is official. It’s in motion with NY, but until we get confirmation we can’t comment.”

Rivera didn’t say whether Beason requested a trade out of Carolina, but added that Beason wanted to be a starter.


Brett Jensen first reported that the Carolina Panthers are working on a trade that would send LB Jon Beason to the New York Giants.

  • Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that “late round compensation” is being discussed in exchange for Beason.
  • Glazer reports that Beason is expected to take physical with Giants tomorrow morning to complete the trade.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Beason is no guarantee to pass his physical.

Rumors first surfaced that Beason was being traded to the Giants in return for WR Hakeem Nicks, but it appears as though the deal is focused strictly on Beason.



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