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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

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Hester sets return record in Bears win

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown as the Bears beat Cam Newton and the Panthers 34-29 on Sunday.

Panthers downgrade CB Gamble to out

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Panthers CB Chris Gamble (concussion) did not travel with the team to Chicago for its Week Four game against the Bears. Darius Butler will start in his place.

Johnson, Hardy energizing Panthers' defense

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
With the Panthers' linebacker corps decimated, defensive end appears to be the strength of their defense, including Charles Johnson.

Newton tops Gabbert in battle of rookie QBs

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Cam Newton found Greg Olsen over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown with 4:20 left to help the Panthers beat the Jaguars 16-10 on Sunday.

LaFell pushing Naanee in Panthers' WR corps

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Brandon LaFell has significantly outproduced Legedu Naanee through two games, but Naanee is still starting opposite Steve Smith.

Panthers expect Otah to return to dominance

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Even though he hasn't played in a full game since 2009, Carolina ORT Jeff Otah is expected to return to his former excellence, according to NFC Whispers.

Panthers sign DT Kearse, release OL Wells

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed rookie DT Frank Kearse on Tuesday and waived OL Reggie Wells.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Panthers' losing streak may linger if they don't beat Jaguars

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Next week the Panthers will host Jacksonville, which is coming off a 32-3 loss to the Jets, but the schedule gets tougher after that.

Panthers Davis has another torn ACL

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Panthers LB Thomas Davis will miss the remainder of the season after tearing an ACL in his knee for the third consecutive year.

Shorts and Shells: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:53 a.m. ET
In this edition, we look at the criminally bashed Tony Romo, Tom Brady's and Cam Newton's astounding passing numbers and the surprising Bills.

Rodgers, Packers too much for Panthers

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 308 yards and two scores, as the overcame a big day from Cam Newton to beat the Panthers 30-23 on Sunday.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Two game against the Panthers at Carolina Sunday.

Panthers LB Davis working to reward Panthers' faith

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
This week his words earned him some time in the spotlight, but Thomas Davis' hard work has made him one of the Panthers' more respected players.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Two game at Carolina.

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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