Beason announced Wednesday that he will retire, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.
With word coming down earlier Wednesday that the Giants intended to release the veteran linebacker, Beason instead opted to announce his retirement. Beason had his career hampered by foot and knee injuries and as a 31-year-old linebacker, he hadn't played a full season since 2010 and only played double-digit games once in his final five seasons. He finishes his career with 526 total tackles, three forced fumbles, and 10 interceptions.
Beason was released by the Giants on Wednesday, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
The Giants parted way with a pair of veterans Wednesday, releasing Beason and guard Geoff Schwartz. According to Graziano, the moves were cap-influenced, noting that Beason's release saves the team $6 million in cap space. The 31-year-old linebacker appeared in just nine games over the past two years and finished the 2015 campaign on IR due to an ankle injury.
Beason (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Since joining the Giants in 2013, the oft-injured linebacker has played in just 19 games with the team, and he's played in 10+ games just twice in his seven year career. Considering Beason is entering the final year of his contract, the Giants could save nearly $5 million in cap space next year if they cut the 30-year-old linebacker by the beginning of March, so his presence on the roster in 2016 is far from a guarantee.
Beason (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.
After failing to practice all week, Beason will miss a second straight game. In his absence, Jasper Brinkley will split snaps with Uani Unga at middle linebacker.
Beason (ankle) did not practice Thursday.
Beason missed last week's contest against the Saints due to an ankle injury and after missing practice in consecutive days, the 30-year-old linebacker could be in danger of missing this week's contest against the Buccaneers as well. That decision likely won't arrive until Friday, so IDP owners looking to play Beason should check back in then.
Beason (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Saints.
Beason played a season-high 60 snaps in Week 7 but was unable to practice this week due to the ankle injury. Uani Unga, who did not play last weekend due to a neck injury, will slot back into Beason's spot after practicing fully Thursday and Friday.
Beason (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in New Orleans.
Beason has spent most of the season sharing snaps with Uani Unga (neck), who is listed as probable after missing Week 7. Unga will be a strong IDP option if Beason can't play, but Beason is unlikely to have any value of his own this week.
Beason (ankle) didn't participate in practice Thursday.
Beason received his first substantial workload of the season in Week 7 against the Cowboys due to Uani' Unga's (neck) absence. Earning 82 percent of the defensive snaps (60 of 73), Beason racked up 11 tackles (seven solo), which dwarfed his seven tackles (four solo) in four prior appearances in 2015. With Unga practicing in full Thursday, Beason may be hard-pressed to factor into the IDP conversation for a second consecutive contest, especially if he fails to take part in drills this week.
Beason (knee) had seven solo tackles and four assists Sunday.
He's been hurt most of the year, but when healthy, Beason is always a good source of tackles from the middle linebacker position.
Beason (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys, the Giants' official site reports.
Beason has been beset by a sprained knee and concussion this season, resulting in seven tackles scattered across four games. Taking advantage of Beason's lack of health, Uani' Unga so far leads all Giants linebackers with 71 percent of the defensive snaps, which has translated into a team-high 41 tackles. However, with Unga one due to a neck injury, their roles should reverse in Week 7.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (concussion) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Eagles.
With just five tackles in three games to date, Beason needs to reestablish both his health and his role in the Giants' defense in order to merit IDP consideration.
Beason (concussion) is officially questionable for Monday's game against the Eagles.
The Giants will have a practice Sunday after taking Saturday off, which should provide further clarity regarding Beason's availability. Uani Unga will take extra snaps at linebacker for the Giants if Beason is unable to play Monday night.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (concussion) was limited at Friday's practice, NJ.com reports.
Beason suffered a concussion during Sunday's win over the 49ers, leaving Uani Unga to handle all of the snaps at middle linebacker. The two players split snaps the previous two weeks, with Unga getting most of the work on passing downs. Unga makes for a solid IDP option if Beason can't play, but the situation should otherwise be avoided.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason will not return to Sunday's game against the 49ers after suffering a concussion in the first quarter, Newsday's Tom Rock reports.
Beason suffered the injury on a tackling attempt early in Sunday's game. He was replaced in the contest by Uani Unga. Expect the team to update his status at some point following the game.
While Giants linebacker Jon Beason was active last Thursday against the Redskins, Uani' Unga saw 62 percent of the snaps.
Beason played mostly on running downs and failed to record a tackle. As Beason gets up to speed and in game shape, he could take on a bigger role, but Unga is playing well, so it's likely both players will see action.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Redskins.
After missing the first two games of the season, Beason will likely replace Uani Unga as the starting middle linebacker. Beason should have an every-down role, or at least close to it, for Thursday's matchup with a Washington team that wants to pound the rock.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest against Washington, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Beason sprained his knee in the Giants' second preseason game, which required one month to heal. In his season debut, he may yield middle linebacker to Uani Unga, but Beason should eventually take over the starting role.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
Despite getting in a full practice, Beason remains uncertain for Thursday's game against the Redskins after missing the first two weeks of the season. At the very least, he should be back for Week 4, likely serving in an every-down role.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason is doubtful for Sunday against Atlanta with a knee injury, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
With Beason presumably missing a second straight game to open the year, Uani Unga will get another start at middle linebacker after tallying 12 tackles (10 solo) and an interception in Week 1 against the Cowboys.
Despite that performance, Beason's starting job should still be safe once he's healthy.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (knee) will participate in some light work on the sidelines during practice Thursday.
Beason has been out with a sprained knee since the Giants' second preseason game against the Jaguars, leaving Uani Unga to man the middle linebacker position in his absence. While Beason's status for Sunday is still day to day, he could be in line for a decent amount of tackles when he returns to the lineup.