The linebacker, who has battled injuries regularly since the 2011 season with Carolina and since he joined the Giants in 2013, is again awaiting his return to the field.
Beason is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington, but it taking a more conservative approach. He doesn't want to rush his return as that has yet to ever work out in his favor.
"I’m just looking for the nod, just looking for the nod, that’s it," Beason explained. "Going into the season, it (his knee) was still sore and years past I would risk it all for one play, you play in one game and you end of missing a lot more, so it was probably the smartest thing to do, maybe give something back early to gain a lot in the end."
Beason suffered a knee sprain in the preseason and Tuesday returned to a full practice.
The Thursday night kickoff shortens the team's schedule, which puts Beason's status in question for the game.
"With it being a short week, how much practice can you really play, guys who played 60-70 plays Sunday," Beason said. "I’m in a different situation, I feel pretty good, I feel fresh, but I know my teammates are really sore, and Washington probably is as well."
One X-factor is the fact that Beason is the captain of the Giants defense, one that has impressed through two games. The Giants rush defense ranks third in the NFL and has forced three turnovers thus far, all without Beason in the lineup.
Such has been heartening for Beason, but has only made the linebacker more anxious to rejoin his teammates.
"You want to be a part of it. Obviously it’s tough to assess it from the sideline until you sit down and you watch the film, but there are things that we can do better and we know that," he said.
"It’s not one guy, one particular play; we’re all kind of picking and choosing when we make that critical mistake. For the most part, overall, I’m happy with the way we play; we just have to do it when it counts the most."