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New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason (52) calls a defensive play against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason (52) calls a defensive play against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Former Giants and Panthers linebacker Jon Beason said he believes Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks would be great as a head coach.

"He is a hard-core, intense, great coach,'' Beason said, according to the New York Post's Paul Schwartz. "He plays the, 'Hey man, c'mon guys' role, but if he sees guys goof off, he will -- without hesitation -- coach Wilks will stand up in the room, address guys in an authoritative manner and everybody will stop what they're doing. He will have the floor and address it. That's the whole room. That's who he is."

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Qualifying for the playoffs in the NFL usually comes down to one or two games in the standings. In many cases, it's not how many games you win, but which games you win. There are tiebreakers that go past head-to-head record, such as division and conference records and the record vs common opponents.

In general, the objective is to win your division to avoid the mad scramble for the wild card spots. Last year, the Washington Redskins (9-7) won the NFC East and were the division's lone entrant in the postseason. The Giants finished at 6-10 but could have challenged had they been able to hold on to a few of the five fourth quarter leads they squandered in 2015.

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Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson reacts after recovering a fumble against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports Images)
Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson reacts after recovering a fumble against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants signed linebacker Keenan Robinson to a contract on Monday.

Robinson, 26, recorded 63 combined tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception in 12 games last season for the Washington Redskins.

The Giants lost linebacker Jon Beason to retirement earlier in the offseason, and Jasper Brinkley is a free agent.

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New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson is attended to after an injury during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson is attended to after an injury during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants led the NFL in adjusted games lost, a metric to evaluate how teams were affected by injuries, for the third straight season, according to Football Outsiders.

The Giants had a league-high AGL rating of 138.7 in 2015 and 137.1 in 2014. In 2013, their AGL rating was 144.3.

From Football Outsiders:

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 New York Giants free safety Landon Collins was one of the few defensive regulars who was able to stay on the field for all 16 games last season. (Bill Streicher)
New York Giants free safety Landon Collins was one of the few defensive regulars who was able to stay on the field for all 16 games last season. (Bill Streicher)

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The New York Giants finished the 2015 season with the worst defense in the league statistically and the goal this spring is to plug the many leaks that caused them to drop so many games in the fourth quarter.

It may sound funny, but they really addressed their defensive problems last year at this time. The problem is, the plan went awry when many of the players they brought in suffered season-altering or season-ending injuries.

Tags: Devon Kennard, J.T. Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jasper Brinkley, Jon Beason, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, John Fennelly
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New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason (52) calls a defensive play against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason (52) calls a defensive play against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Linebacker Jon Beason has retired from, the Giants said on Wednesday.

"I always tried to give my all and be competitive," Beason said. "I wanted to go out and continue to play at a high level, giving my all. I was able to do that."

Beason, a former first-round draft choice and a three-time Pro Bowler, played 93 regular-season games (90 starts) in nine seasons. His career totals included 829 tackles (572 solo), 10 interceptions and 4.0 sacks, the Giants said.

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New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) defends as quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee)
New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) defends as quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee)

 

The New York Giants have released offensive tackle Will Beatty, offensive guard Geoff Schwartz and linebacker Jon Beasonaccording to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Beatty, 30, saves the Giants $4.2 million in cap space next season. He has been with the Giants since 2009 when he was selected as a second-round pick. Beatty missed all of last season due to a torn pectoral muscle.

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Giants MLB and defensive captain Jon Beason could retire rather than attempt to rehab and come back from multiple injuries that have limited him to just nine games over the past two seasons.

Beason was traded to the Giants by the Carolina Panthers in October of 2013 and hit the ground running, spearheading a Giants' defense that excelled against the run and racked up a team-high 104 tackles.

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New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin coaches against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin coaches against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

With 14 games in the books, this year's version of the New York Giants has provided its fans with a season chock full of excitement and disappointment at the same time. For purists, it has been the most frustrating season they have ever seen.

The Giants' loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday was their sixth defeat this season after they were leading or tied with fewer than 2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the most such games they've had in one season since the 1970 merger.

Those six losses were by a total of 15 points. Two of those losses were to potential top seeds in the AFC and NFC. They lost to New England by one point with 1 second remaining, and to Carolina by three points as time expired.

Tags: Damontre Moore, Johnathan Hankins, Jon Beason, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., John Fennelly
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New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USATSI)
New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USATSI)

Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is having a rough time, to put it lightly, in his second stint with Big Blue.

He is trying to field a defense out of second-stringers, castoffs and rookies and it has showed in the results, or lack therof. The Giants have allowed 423 yards per game this season, 31st in the NFL. At 314 yards per game, they are the only team in the NFL allowing over 300 yards through the air each week.

Of the Giants' 296 points they've given up this season, they have allowed 116 in the fourth quarter and overtime this season. Their secondary has allowed 12 passing touchdowns in the first three quarters combined, and 11 just in the fourth.

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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul walks off the field with team trainers after being injured against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke/USATSI)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul walks off the field with team trainers after being injured against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke/USATSI)

The Giants have consistently been one of the NFL's most-injured teams the past four seasons and it's no coincidence their on-the-field performance has suffered as a result. Head coach Tom Coughlin says injuries should not be used as an excuse for losing, but they sure do count as a reason.

The Giants led the NFL in a statistic the website Football Outsiders call "Adjusted Games Lost," a stat that compiles total games missed by players due to injury:

"With Football Outsiders' Adjusted Games Lost (AGL) metric, we are able to quantify how much teams were affected by injuries based on two principles: (1) Injuries to starters, injury replacements, and important situational reserves matter more than injuries to benchwarmers; and (2) Injured players who do take the field are usually playing with reduced ability, which is why AGL is not based strictly on whether or not the player is active for the game, but instead is based on the player's listed status that week (IR/PUP, out, doubtful, questionable, or probable)."

Last year, the Giants led the league in AGL with 137.1 and in 2013 with 144.3. In 2012, they ranked eighth with 82. This season, they have 14 players on season-ending injured reserve, one on PUP and one on IR/Designated to Return.

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Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason said to reporters what many avid football followers have been saying for years: Quarterbacks are partly to blame for some of the big hits on receivers in the NFL the past few seasons.

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Jon Beason said this morning that the Giants have approached him about taking a pay cut this season and that the two sides have exchanged proposals (Holroyd, March 3).

He is scheduled to earn $3.6 million in base salary in 2015, with $900,000 of that guaranteed.

Beason played in only four games last season after a foot injury he suffered in preseason hampered him all year.

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Injuries have been a major story with the Giants and with one more game to go this season, a meaningless one playoff-wise, everyone is sitting around contemplating what might have been.

Two integral Giant captains, WR Victor Cruz and MLB Jon Beason, are two of the nearly two dozen players the Giants placed on injured reserve this season. Their services were sorely missed and one wonders where the Giants would be right now if these two key players were able to play out the season.

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Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and linebacker Jon Beason left Sunday's game in Dallas because of injuries in the first half (AP, Oct. 19).

Jenkins had a calf strain, Beason of a toe injury. The Giants said after halftime that both players were out the rest of the game. X-rays on Beason's toe were negative.

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Linebacker Jon Beason is expected to play Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Raanan, Oct. 11)

Beason's year?has been hampered with injuries since training camp. In June, he tore ligaments in his foot causing him to miss preseason activities. He was able to return for the season opener but aggravated the injury in week 2 and hasn't played since.

In attempt to play this week and going forward, Beason plans on wearing a special shoe for protection.

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Giants linebacker Jon Beason will not play Sunday against the Falcons, while rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be active and make his NFL debut (Jones, Oct. 5; Eisen, Oct. 5).

Both Beason and Beckham were listed as questionable in the pregame injury report; the team had not released the official active/inactive list as of 11:20 a.m. Beckham was on the MetLife Stadium field Sunday morning for warmups.

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Two Giant defenders left Sunday's?25-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals early due to injury. Middle linebacker and team captain, Jon Beason, along with slot cornerback, Walter Thurmond.

Beason left the game in the third quarter with an apparent foot injury. He was later seen leaving the stadium with a walking boot on his right foot, the same one that caused him to miss most of the preseason. Beason underwent X-Rays before departing, but results were undisclosed. The Giants would only say they will know more about Beason's condition after an MRI on Monday.

Thurmond pulled himself midway through the game due to a pain in his pectoral muscle. When asked about the injury, Thurmond replied?"I was erring on the side of caution."

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Giants' free-agent LB Jon Beason has informed the world that he'll be representing himself in any upcoming contract negotiations.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/441676378266939392

From Pro Football Talk:

Veteran linebacker Jon Beason is going to save himself 3 percent on his next deal.But he?s costing himself three days in the process....as a result, teams other than the Giants can?t talk to him until Tuesday, taking him out of the three-day legal tampering window.

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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.

Makes 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.
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One of the priorities for the Giants this offseason should be to sign Jon Beason to a multi-year deal to anchor their resurgent defense. He wants to stay and the Giants want him back, so let's make it happen. Not so fast...

From Dan Graziano of ESPN:

"Beason made $3.25 million in 2013 and will justifiably believe he deserves a raise. The inside linebacker contracts at which he and his agent will look for comparisons are those of Detroit's Stephen Tulloch (five years, $25.5 million, $11.25 million guranteed) and Baltimore's Elvis Dumervil (five years, $26 million, $8.25 million guaranteed). Beason just turned 29 on Tuesday, so a long-term deal isn't a crazy idea for him to have. But given his injury history, it's going to be hard for the Giants to commit too much in terms of contract length or guaranteed money."
The Giants got a huge bang for their buck out of Beason, who only ended up costing them a seventh-round pick. Beason had 93 tackles and an INT in his 11 games here, sliding right into the middle of the Giants' defense and taking control from Day One. Prorate his stats and they factor out to a 135-tackle season.

But, as Dan wrote, the Giants may be reluctant to fork over a huge chunk of cash to a player with such a spotty injury past. To me, Beason showed no sign of someone who is coming off the dreaded Achilles tendon tear. He has all the attributes of a team leader and with the high level of play he exhibited in 2013, I don't see the Giants simply letting him go. They haven't had a LB with his talents in years.

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There is no question to the Giants coaches, training staff, and fans, that Jon Beason has been one of the shining spots of this defense in a season that seemed doomed from the start.

Acquired from the Carolina Panthers in the middle of the season, many believed that Beason would be a non-factor in the defensive scheme, but the 28-year-old has proved to be more than just a small piece to a larger puzzle.

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Some highlights from Tom Coughlin's presser this afternoon. Questions are pouring in about MLB Jon Beason, perhaps one of the best in-season acquisitions in the history of the club. The coach also spoke about the recent strong play of punter Steve Weatherford. Injuries will be covered in a later post.

I don?t know if you look down the road, but Jon Beason is a free agent after this year. Do you sit there?"I don?t look down the road. Please. We?ve got a game. He?s a middle linebacker. I hope we can take care of those kinds of things first. If you?re going to ask me if he?s played well? Yeah, he?s played well."

Would you say Beason exceeded expectations in how quickly he was able to make an impact?"I think a lot of the research that we did was extremely positive about the kind of personality and energy that he brought and we were prepared for that, but we were pleased."

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Giants' MLB Jon Beason

Football is football. On of the primary goals is to get the guy with the ball. Jon Beason, the MLB the Giants acquired from the Carolina Panthers on Oct 4, is very good at getting the guy with the ball.

He is also a leader, vocal and otherwise. He gets the defense lined up and in position to make plays. He is physical as well as cerebral. The Giants got a real gift from old friend Dave Gettlemen, the former Giants' executive who is now the GM in Carolina.

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Perhaps one of the shining lights of the Giants defense has been the play of their linebackers, and specifically, the play of linebacker Jon Beason. Beason, who was acquired?from the Carolina Panthers at the beginning of October, has done a tremendous job at the middle linebacker position and he has gained a lot of attention from the media, fans and more importantly, the respect from his team.

"He walked in the door and like I said earlier, the guys gravitated to him and he has that type of personality, he?s that type of a leader," said linebackers coach Jim Herrmann. "He?s a very upbeat leader and it is.? He has an infectious personality.? Most great leaders are.? You see that in him.? To be able to walk into the door and play right away, that?s not easy."

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A different week, but the same questions.

Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell was not shy when talking the media about the importance of the Giants defensive line this week against the fast paced offense of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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LB Jon Beason has started just two games for the Giants since coming over via a trade from Carolina in early October. He is already eighth on the club in tackles with 21 (16 solo) and at this rate, he'll be the team leader in no time. In fact, it's only a matter of time before Beason becomes the official leader of the defense both on and off the field.

Head coach Tom Coughlin was asked if he was surprised at the immediate impact Beason has made on the Giants considering he had no training camp:

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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

In Week 8, the Giants (1-6) head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (3-4) in an NFC East divisional showdown.

The Eagles earned a 36-21 victory over the Giants in Week 5 at MetLife Stadium. The Giants still lead the all-time regular season series, 81-74-2.

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LB Jon Beason recorded 12 tackles (11 solo) in Giants debut last week in Chicago.

From SNYGiants contributor Craig Santucci:

Jerry Reese is taking a lot of heat for the gambles he took this year. Most of them came up snake eyes. However, he still has a small chance to rescue his season with his latest acquisition.

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It's a short week for the Giants as they hope to stop their season from freefalling completely out of control tomorrow night when they take on the Chicago Bears in hopes of finding their first win in what seems to be the longest NFL season of all time.

The Bears have lost two straight games after starting the season 3-0,?but have a formidable offense with QB Jay Cutler, who is having a steady year,?along with weapons such as RB Matt Fore, WR Brandon Marshall, and former Giants TE Martellus Bennett.

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From Friday's programming....

Geico SportsNite covers the Giants' acquisition of Jon Beason and Chris Snee being placed on the injured reserve list after a hip injury.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31085903&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_31085903&v=3

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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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There is now a barometer to gauge the going rates for premier inside linebackers in 2011. Carolina signed Jon Beason?a three-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro inside linebacker?to a monster five-year, $50M extension with $25M guaranteed.

Although David Harris has yet to receive similar acknowledgment for his production, the Jets do feel very strongly about Hitman Harris and his abilities. If Beason's deal tops the market value, how far off will Harris' numbers be? Will he meet or exceed Bart Scott's six-year, $48M contract in 2009?

EDIT BY BENT: One huge difference here is the fact that Beason's rookie deal had not yet expired. With one year left at $1.4m that makes the contract worth $51.4m over six years, an average rate of $8.5m, which puts Harris' value just below that, where we figured it was all along.

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2007 was a defining year for the New York Giants. They came away from the NFL Draft with eight players, all of whom would make the team and contribute to the Super Bowl run later that season.

But in reviewing that draft here in 2011, I can't help but catching myself on the glaring error the Giants may have made in the first round.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antonio Pierce, Brian Urlacher, Corey Webster, Jon Beason, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, NFL Draft, Patrick Willis, Terrell Thomas
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