WEDNESDAY, 4:17pm: The Giants have officially placed Beason on injured reserve, announcing the signing of cornerback Mike Harris to take his spot on the roster. Harris’ signing had been previously reported.
MONDAY, 11:16am: Giants linebacker Jon Beason needs surgery on his toe and will miss the remainder of the season, according to Dan Graziano of ESPNNewYork.com (on Twitter). The former first-round pick met with a specialist in North Carolina last week and, apparently, the prognosis was not good.
Beason missed most of the offseason thanks to an injury on the same foot. Beason suffered a sesamoid fracture in his right foot, as well as a ligament tear, back in July. Beason represented himself in free agency this offseason and did a pretty solid job on the deal that brought him back to the Giants. Beason got a three-year deal that carries a base value of $16.8MM, with a $4.4MM signing bonus and $6MM in overall guaranteed money.
Pro Football Focus’ metrics ranked Beason 47th out of 55 qualified inside linebackers last season, in large part due to poor grades in pass coverage. However, the ex-Panther piled up 93 tackles and an interception in just 12 games with the Giants. In four games this season, Beason registered 11 tackles.