Jon Beason Released by Giants: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

February 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Giants cut veteran linebacker Jon Beason on Wednesday, via Dan Graziano of ESPN and Conor Orr of NFL.com.  

Graziano noted the release will save the Giants $6 million in cap space for next season. In addition to the release of Geoff Schwartz and Will Beatty, it saves a grand total of $12.2 million, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
However, the move may not end up being designated as a release, as Graziano and Orr both reported retirement is a possibility for Beason.
The move to part ways doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Beason, 31, has been able to play in just nine total games over the last two seasons due to injuries. In the past five seasons, he's only managed to play more than five games once.
That season came in 2013 after the Giants acquired him from the Carolina Panthers for a seventh-round pick. Beason appeared in 12 games with the Giants (after playing in three games with Carolina) and notched 93 tackles and a...

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