Re-signing LB Jon Beason is currently the Giants’ top order of business right now. From Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger:
The Giants are concentrating their efforts on a deal with soon-to-be-free-agent linebacker Jon Beason, two people with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com. In the meantime, the remainder of their 21 unrestricted free agents have been put on the back burner.
Beason, 29, helped solidify the Giants defense when he was acquired from Carolina in early October for a seventh-round pick. The Giants allowed an average of 36.4 points in the first five games of the season before Beason’s arrival. They allowed 18.3 points the remainder of the way and finished eighth in the NFL in total defense.
John Fennelly, Lead WriterMakes a load of sense to me. Beason came in last October via a trade and made an immediate impact on the defense. They haven’t had a LB with his skills since the glory days of the 1980s (outside of Jesse Armstead) and Beason has also told the media that he would like to stay. They would be foolish to let Beason get to free agency next week.