Jon Beason Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

February 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former Carolina Panthers and New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason announced his retirement Wednesday, according to the Giants.
"I always tried to give my all and be competitive," Beason said, per the team. "I wanted to go out and continue to play at a high level, giving my all. I was able to do that."
Tom Pelissero of USA Today first reported the news.
Beason, 31, had struggled with injuries late in his career. He had appeared in just nine games overall in the past two seasons and played in more than five games in a campaign just once in the past six years, so his retirement doesn't come as a major surprise.
Those injuries stymied what was an otherwise promising career. The Carolina Panthers drafted him No. 25 overall in 2007, and he was promptly voted to the Pro Bowl in the 2008 through 2010 seasons. He was also voted a first-team All-NFL selection by the Associated Press in 2008.
But the injury bug began to bite him in the 2011 season, and Carolina...

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