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Jon Beason

Jon Beason - #52 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 01/14/1985
Birthplace Miramar, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 25th pick by Panthers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
27 0 1

Panthers release CB Gamble

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers released CB Chris Gamble on Friday. Gamble is the franchise’s all-time leader in interceptions.

Carolina Panthers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Carolina Panthers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Panthers cut DT Edwards

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Panthers released DT Ron Edwards on Friday, the team confirmed.

Gettleman: Panthers could keep Williams, Stewart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Dave Gettleman spent his 62nd birthday doing something he never did: speak — on the record, anyway — to the media.

Panthers to begin renovation after 2013 season

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers plan to begin renovations on its 16-year-old stadium immediately after the 2013 NFL season.

Panthers add DT Cole

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed DT Colin Cole, the team announced Friday.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Panthers promote Shula to offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Panthers stayed in-house to replace Rob Chudzinski, promoting Mike Shula to offensive coordinator, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Panthers have ignored the DT position high in the draft in recent years. That could change.

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the 2012 NFL leader in tackles, was voted PFW/PFWA's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Munnerlyn called the 2012 season one of the best of his four-year career, and he’s hoping to get a chance to build on it in a Panthers uniform next season.

Panthers name Gettleman general manager

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Wednesday that Dave Gettleman has been hired as general manager.

Panthers fire three assistants

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Panthers LB coach Warren Belin, WR coach Fred Graves and RB coach John Settle will not return in 2013, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers' GM search offers study in contrasts

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will move into the next phase of his search for a new general manager next week.

Panthers will retain head coach Rivera

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Panthers have decided to retain head coach Ron Rivera, according to the Charlotte Observer.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 21, 2012
The Panthers announced they placed the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker on injured reserve Wednesday with knee and shoulder issues. Beason, 27, will have surgery next week to repair cartilage damage in his right knee and a torn labrum in his left shoulder.||||||| Beason has only played in five games since receiving a five-year, $51.5 million contract extension in 2011 that included $25 million in guaranteed money. He missed 15 games last year with a torn Achilles in his left leg. The Panthers claimed cornerback James Dockery off waivers from Cleveland to replace Beason on the 53-man roster. Dockery joined the Panthers at practice Wednesday.
Posted Sept. 28, 2012
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says star linebacker Jon Beason is back at practice but questionable for Sunday's game at Atlanta.||||||| The three-time Pro Bowl player sat out most of the week with shoulder and knee problems. He practiced on a limited basis Friday. Rivera says he'll see how Beason recovers from practice before deciding at game time if he'll suit up. If Beason can't play, Jason Phillips will start for Carolina (1-2).
Posted Sept. 02, 2012
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says wide receiver Steve Smith and linebacker Jon Beason are expected to play in the Sept. 9 regular season opener against Tampa Bay after returning to practice.||||||| Beason didn't participate in any of the preseason games after injuring his hamstring early in training camp.
Posted Aug. 09, 2012
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Beason is not expected to play in Saturday night's preseason home opener against the Houston Texans after injuring his left hamstring.||||||| Beason tore his Achilles tendon last year in the same leg and missed 15 games. Rivera says Beason tweaked his hamstring on Wednesday, but did not initially think it was that bad. Rivera said Thursday "he tweaked it a little bit more than we anticipated." Beason did not practice Thursday.
Posted Sept. 11, 2011
Beason will miss the rest of the season with a torn left Achilles tendon.||||||| The team announced on Monday the results of an MRI exam that revealed the tear Beason sustained in a 28-21 loss at Arizona in the season opener Sunday. He was carted off the field in the second half. Beason signed a $51 million, six-year deal this summer, including a $20 million signing bonus.

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