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Jon Beason Has Helped Hold The Giants’ Defense Together

Beason Is Proving He Has Plenty Left In The Tank, Could Be In For Big Payday
The Packers’ Jordy Nelson, middle, gets sandwiched by the Giants’  Will Hill, left, and Jon Beason during the second half at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 17, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants defeated the Packers 27-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Packers’ Jordy Nelson, middle, gets sandwiched by the Giants’ Will Hill, left, and Jon Beason during the second half at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 17, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants defeated the Packers 27-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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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