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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 cut LB Tucker

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Panthers cut LB Jyles Tucker after he left training camp.

Panthers WR Smith pledges $100K to Aurora victims

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith is the latest NFL player to reach out and support the victims of the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Panthers' Neblett: mistake to take supplement

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
DT Andre Neblett hopes a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs doesn't cost him a spot on the team's 53-man roster.

Bell to start at ORT spot for Panthers

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that Byron Bell will be the team’s starting right tackle when training camp begins.

Jets acquire OT Otah from Panthers

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Jets acquired former first-round OT Jeff Otah from the Panthers for an undisclosed draft pick, the teams announced Monday.

Raiders send WR Murphy to Panthers

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Raiders traded WR Louis Murphy to the Panthers, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

DE Hardy a wild card for Panthers

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Question marks abound on the Panthers’ defensive line heading into training camp, and DLE Greg Hardy fits into that uncertain mix.

Colts add DT Shirley

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Colts signed free-agent DT Jason Shirley, the team announced Thursday.

Panthers DT Neblett suspended four games

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Panthers DT Andre Neblett has been suspended four games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the team announced Wednesday.

49ers' Smith can't win 'em all ... over

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Alex Smith has had to check his ego a few times this offseason, and yet he could be what separates the 49ers from a Super Bowl or not.

Time could be running out for Panthers WR Edwards

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
As he heads into his third season, how much progress will Armanti Edwards need to make to keep a spot on the Panthers’ roster in 2012?

When average is just fine, thank you

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
It was horrible, then average, but in the end, it was unforgettable. Mike Wilkening on lessons learned from managing a mediocre fantasy team.

These rookies could surprise in 2012

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
This year's crop of rookies has a lot to live up to after 2011's class, but we look at the third-rounders and below who could surprise in Year One.

Panthers trying to light fire under Otah

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
There are Panthers observers wondering how much more patience the team will show Jeff Otah.

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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