It appears that New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason could be poised to begin training camp this week on the team’s physically-unable to perform list.
After suffering a knee injury during the offseason, Beason still believes that he will be able to get healthy in time for the season opener.
However, he doesn’t plan on taking the conditioning test with his teammates on Monday because he says he is not 100 ready to go at full speed during workouts.
From Tom Rock of Newsday:
Jon Beason won’t run in tomorrow’s team conditioning test, but he told me if he had to he could. Toe and foot feels great.
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) July 20, 2014
“We’re hitting all those benchmarks in terms of the prognosis. It’s getting better and better every day,” Beason said. “I feel fine right now. But then again I know that I’m not ready to go full speed and change direction and tackle people.”
The Giants would certainly be hurting at depth in the middle of their linebacking corp, so they will be hoping that he will be able to rejoin the team on the field sooner rather than later.