New York Giants middle linebacker Jon will undergo season-ending surgery on his troublesome foot, the team announced today.
Beason has played in only four of the Giants seven games after suffering a broken sesamoid bone and a torn ligament in his foot during OTAs.
After acquiring Beason from the Carolina Panthers in a mid-season trade last year, the Giants signed him to a three-year, $17 million contract with $6.03 million guaranteed. That despite the fact that Beason has not played a full season since 2010, appearing in just 24 games, 15 of which were last season. He played just one game in 2011 and four in 2012.
Beason carries a cap hit of $7.3 million next season, per Spotrac. Should the Giants decide to cut him before his $2.2 million roster bonus for 2015 is due, it appears they would save around $3.5 million.
Without Beason, Jameel McClain will move to middle linebacker full time. Rookie Devon Kennard should see increased snaps on the strong side.
This may actually be the best thing for the Giants, and for Beason. You can't keep planning on having a player, only to have him keep breaking down. The practice reps and playing time for Kennard should also help the Giants in the long run.