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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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WLB Davis' comeback a bright spot for Panthers

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Panthers feel strongly that WLB Thomas Davis deserves to be in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year.

Beason says he needs season-ending surgery

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Panthers placed MLB Jon Beason on injured reserve Wednesday, per reports, and Beason told News 14 Carolina that he needs surgery on his knee.

Panthers WR Smith, LB Beason back to practice

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith and LB Jon Beason are expected to play Week One after returning to practice on Sunday.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Top comeback player long shots for 2012

Posted July 04, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning has the inside track on winning 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors, but here are some long-shot candidates.

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 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.

Rivera: Healthy defense will make Panthers more complete

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
Ron Rivera sounded very optimistic about the future of the Panthers' defense when PFW caught up with him this week.

Panthers, Rivera putting doubts to rest

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Panthers, winners of four of their last five games, have come a considerable distance in a relatively short period.

Panthers' Connor ideal as backup

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 3:15 a.m. ET
Panthers MLB Dan Connor is getting a chance to showcase his ability in the final year of his rookie deal.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

No quick fix for Panthers' defense

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Ron Rivera's struggling defense has put a heavy burden on Cam Newton and the offense to light up the scoreboard.

Panthers sign DT Fields, OL Wells; place Beason on I.R.

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed DT Ron Fields and OL Reggie Wells on Tuesday and officially placed MLB Jon Beason on injured reserve.

Beason's injury takes bite out of Panthers

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 9:44 p.m. ET
Panthers MLB Jon Beason tore his Achilles tendon on Sunday and will undergo season-ending surgery this week.

Beason out for the season with Achilles tear

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Panthers LB Jon Beason will miss the remainder of the 2011 season after tearing his Achilles in Week One.

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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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