Jay Glazer of FOX Sports was the first to break the news on late Thursday night that the Giants are set to acquire linebacker Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a late round draft pick.
"Panthers source says they are working a trade that would send pro bowl LB Jon Beason to the Giants, who sorely need defensive help," he tweeted.
Glazer also reported that the 28-year-old Beason will be in East Rutherford on Friday morning to take a physical with the team and once he passes it, the trade is completed and Beason is officially a member of the Giants.
It's a risky move to make for the Giants taking a chance on a linebacker like Beason, as he had micro-fracture surgery on his knee in the offseason and only played in four games last season for the Panthers. Beason was supposed to see an increase in his playing time, but was beat out for the middle linebacker job by former Giants linebacker and Super Bowl hero Chase Blackburn.
Getting dropped to the second string duties lead Panthers GM and former Giants front office executive Dave Gettleman to put Beason on the block, which them prompted Reese to pick up the phone to his former colleague to see if they could work out a deal to bring Beason to the Giants. In the two games that Beason has been active for, he has made 11 total tackles, with seven of them solo.
For a late round draft pick, it's not a terrible move to make, and if Beason can find the magic that he had during the 2007-2010 seasons when he was considered one of the better linebackers in the league before injuries set in, then it could turn into a great trade for the team.
Beason signed a five-year, $50 million deal with Carolina back in 2011 with $25 million, but the deal actually gets voided out at the end of the season and Beason is only making $1 million this season. He is a former first-round pick of the Panthers from the 2007 NFL Draft, the 25th overall pick out of the University of Miami.
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