Last season, veteran linebacker Jon Beason was a nice surprise for the New York Giants after he was traded to the Big Apple from the Carolina Panthers where he had spent his entire NFL career. Now, with the NFL Free Agency period looming right ahead, Beason has now become a top priority for the team to have on their roster come the 2014 season.
According to a report from John Ranaan of NJ.com, the team is just about all-in on making sure this comes to fruition.
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.
Last season, Beason started 11 games for the Giants where he recorded 93 tackles. Although he’s only 29, he has a long list of injuries in his past, meaning that the Big Blue shouldn’t have much of an issue in getting the deal done to keep him in New York.
At this point for the Giants, though, all the experience in the world wouldn’t hurt.