Another blockbuster trade has just went down as the New York Giants have agree’d to acquire linebacker Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers pending physical.
The Giants have struggled a lot on the defensive side of the ball as they currently sit at surprising 0-4 record early on. Things won’t get much easier for this team as they go head to head with division rivals Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday which features one of the fastest offenses in the entire league.
Going into Week 5 of the regular season, the Giants have given up 384 total yards per game, allowing an average of 262 passing yards and 123 rushing yards. A move that isn’t really surprising considering this team needs help on this side of the ball, so it will be interesting to see what exactly the New York Giants had to give up in order to make this trade happen. This team is ranked 21st in total defense.
After the Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles, they’ll have to travel to Chicago during the week and take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. Another team who is able to chew up defenses as they seem to have a good thing going with their revamped offensive line despite their rough outing against the Detroit Lions. Beason is a guy this defense desperately needs.
The 28 year old linebacker out of the University of Miami recorded 584 combined tackles, nine interceptions, four sacks, in seven in a half years with the Carolina Panthers. The only downfall about this move is, Beason has only played eight games in the last three seasons before playing in all 16 games in his first four seasons.
He currently has 11 combined tackles in three games with the Carolina Panthers this season.
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New York Giants trade for Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason – reports http://t.co/L2uzaQSqju
— ESPN New York (@ESPNNewYork) October 4, 2013