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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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Changes could be in store for Panthers at tight end

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
With TEs Jeff King and Dante Rosario due to become free agents this offseason, the Panthers are mulling changes at tight end.

Rivera, Panthers focus on fixing offense

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Choosing an offensive coordinator will be the most important decision Ron Rivera makes until he decides what to do about the Panthers' situation at quarterback.

Rivera named Panthers head coach

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers introduced former Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera as their new head coach on Tuesday.

Report: Rivera to be Panthers' next coach

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Multiple sources are reporting that Ron Rivera will be the next head coach of the Panthers.

Panthers expected to consider drafting defensive end first

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, who led the nation in sacks in 2010 (15½), is one of the favorites to replace Andrew Luck atop the Panthers' draft board.

Luck decision stings, but Panthers have other options

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck is staying at Stanford another year, but don't assume that this is the worst thing in the world for the Panthers.

Luck announces return to Stanford

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Panthers better start coming up with their contingency plans for the No. 1 pick in April's draft. QB Andrew Luck has decided to return to Stanford.

Browns defensive coordinator Ryan a candidate for Panthers job

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers have requested permission to interview Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for their vacant head-coaching position, according to a report from PFW's Panthers correspondent Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald.

First 20 picks in NFL draft order established

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The 20 teams that did not make the playoffs can not look forward to where they will select in April's draft.

Falcons clinch No. 1 seed in NFC

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Eric Weems had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Falcons put a decisive stamp on the NFC South title and home-field advantage in the playoffs by beating Carolina 31-10 on Sunday.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

Fox set to coach his final game for Panthers

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
In a move that comes as no surprise to most observers, John Fox will not return in 2011 as the Panthers' head coach, the team officially announced on Friday.

Addressing DT spot should be high on Panthers' to-do list

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Quarterback is a need for the Panthers, as rookie Jimmy Clausen has struggled, but the Panthers have other glaring voids to fill on their roster.

Panthers facing two big decisions

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Some troubled franchises can't wait to put the 2010 season behind them, but few will hang a 2011 calendar with more uncertainty at a couple of the most important positions within the organization than the Panthers.

Panthers DE Johnson finishing strong in breakout year

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
After getting off to a fine start this season, Panthers DE Charles Johnson is finishing it on a tear, making at least one sack in each of the past six games.

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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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