Update – 3:57 p.m.: Beason is officially a Giant, the team announced.
“It doesn’t happen (often) with mid-season trades. But the one place I said if I wasn’t in Carolina where I wanted to be was with a great organization like the Giants with a winning tradition, leadership, a 4-3 scheme where I can come in right now. I think I can really come out and impact the season,” Beason said in a statement.
Beason was acquired for a 2014 late-round draft choice.
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From Rotoworld: Beason was benched for Week 3, which was ironically Carolina’s blowout win over the Giants. Returning from microfracture surgery, Beason was not effective in a part-time role in Weeks 1-2. He’s appeared in just eight games since the end of the 2010 season. He’d be a minimal upgrade for New York’s barely-there linebacker corps despite his Pro-Bowl pedigree
From Paul Schwartz of The Post: Beason, 28, might be damaged goods. He played in only four games last season before undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee and has yet to regain his form this season. The Panthers replaced him last year with Luke Kuechly, a rising star at middle linebacker, and Beason this season had become expendable in Carolina. He recently lost his starting job on the weak side to Chase Blackburn, the former Giants linebacker.
From Pro Football Talk: “Beason started the first two games of the season for the Panthers before being replaced by former Giants’ linebacker Chase Blackburn for Carolina’s Week 3 matchup with the Giants. Beason hasn’t appeared to be fully healthy this season but the Giants are desperate for help on defense. The physical won’t be just a token part of the deal as Beason is coming off micro-fracture knee surgery last year….The irony in the move is the Giants elected not to bring back Blackburn this offseason, who played his first eight seasons in New York. Now the Giants could be trading for the guy Blackburn beat out for a job.”
John Fennelly, Lead WriterCarolina GM Dave Gettlemen, a longtime Giant executive, must of felt sorry for his old team after thrashing them, 38-0, two weeks ago.
This seems like a desperate move by the Giants. Hard times have come to QDTC. Beason is not healthy. The Panthers have replaced him twice in the past two years – once through the draft with Kuechly and again through free agency with Blackburn.
Jerry Reese wants to see if Beason has anything left. Odds are, he probably does , but is it enough to bolster their sagging LB unit? Also, with the Giants playing two games this week, it’s fair to assume he won’t be ready to play in either of them.