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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 expecting camp competition in secondary

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Panthers are counting on Brandon Hogan and Josh Norman to battle Captain Munnerlyn for the starting job at RCB in training camp.

Tolbert relishing new opportunity with Panthers

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Ex-Chargers FB Mike Tolbert couldn't resist an opportunity to return home to the Carolinas as a free agent.

Panthers to prepare for Week One at IMG

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced that they will prepare for their regular-season opener at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

NFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Falcons OLT Sam Baker.

Better NFL offense: Panthers or Patriots?

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
In the fourth matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Panthers and the Patriots.

Panthers DE Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson will miss offseason team activities as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Panthers not yet ready to make LB shift

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The initial plan is for Luke Kuechly to play on the weak side, but Ron Rivera has left the door open to switching up the alignment.

Panthers, Kuechly agree to terms

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the No. 9 overall pick, agreed to a four-year, $12.58 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Panthers sign P Harris

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran P Nick Harris on Tuesday.

Panthers DE Johnson undergoes minor surgery

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

Ryan 'excited' about Falcons' draft picks

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan told PFW Monday he liked the haul of prospects GM Thomas Dimitroff delivered over the weekend.

Panthers show faith in defensive tackles

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers' personnel evaluators didn’t share the view that defensive tackle was a spot they absolutely had to address in the draft.

Panthers make solid, safe choice with Kuechly

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The Panthers took a player who can make an immediate impact on their defense in the first round of Thursday’s draft.

WR Naanee signs with Dolphins

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
WR Legedu Naanee signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, his agent David Canter confirmed on Twitter. 

Newton: Improvement as NFL QB 'through the roof'

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
QB Cam Newton has big expectations for his Panthers team in the upcoming NFL season, he said Saturday at his alma mater.

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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