EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason seems to be turning a walk-year into a big contract.
Acquired from the Carolina Panthers in a midseason trade amid speculation that he might be damaged goods, Beason has not only shown there is still a lot in his tank, the seven-year veteran has become the glue that he helped turn around a struggling defense.
Since Beason replaced Mark Herzlich at middle linebacker against Chicago on Oct. 10, the Giants (5-7) have won five of seven games and been competitive in the other two.
The 28-year-old tied his career high with 17 tackles in a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins Sunday night. His 57 total tackles are third on the team, just 10 behind team leader Antrel Rolle, who has played in four more games.
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