Why Jon Beason Will Help the New York Giants Defense

October 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Newly acquired linebacker Jon Beason will help improve the New York Giants defense as the team attempts to salvage their season after an abysmal 0-4 start.
Beason, acquired from the Carolina Panthers for a 2014 late-round draft pick, will help shore up the middle linebacker situation and brings a Pro Bowl pedigree to a New York defense that has struggled early in the season.
Beason, a three-time Pro Bowler, was one of the league's best linebackers until injuring his Achilles in 2011, via ESPN.com. 
In his prime, Beason was one of the best in the league. He led the Panthers in tackles with 140 as a rookie in 2007 and was runner-up for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. He made his first Pro Bowl in his second season, recording 138 tackles and three interceptions. He continued at that pace until 2011, when his season ended early with the torn left Achilles tendon.
While Beason has only played in seven games since his injury, he still brings val...

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