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September 09, 2011

Jon Beason questionable for opener

The Panthers practiced without two of their starters Friday, although first-year coach Ron Rivera expects both right tackle Jeff Otah and middle linebacker Jon Beason to play Sunday at Arizona.

Both are listed as questionable on the injury report.

Rivera said the team was being cautious with Otah, who missed the 2010 season following arthroscopic knee surgery.

"Just want to be careful with Jeff," Rivera said. "He's practiced really hard. This is the most extended period of time he's practiced without having a day off."

Asked if Otah would play against the Cardinals, Rivera said: "Without a doubt."

Rivera was not quite as confident about Beason, who had surgery Aug. 22 on a bone bruise on his left heel. Beason practiced Wednesday but did not participate Thursday or Friday.

Rivera said Beason, who has not missed a start in his four-year career, is being fitted with a new cleat.

"We'll see how he is tomorrow when we get out there," Rivera said. "They're trying to modify a shoe for him. That's one of the concerns because the shoe seems to be right on that spot."

Asked if Beason would play, Rivera said: "Based on what I saw today, yes. He moved around pretty good. Again, he just didn't have the right shoe and we just wanted to be careful."

Even if Beason does play, Rivera said he would share reps with backup Dan Connor because of Beason's conditioning. The Wednesday practice was the only full session Beason has participated in the entire preseason.

In other news ...

--Rivera announced the six captains voted on by the team: WR Steve Smith, OL Jordan Gross, Beason, LB Thomas Davis, S Charles Godfrey and P Jason Baker.

Smith, Gross and Beason were captains last season, as well.

--Rivera said he will only keep two quarterbacks active Sunday. But he would not say whether Derek Anderson or Jimmy Clausen would be the No. 2 behind Cam Newton.

Anderson outplayed Clausen last week in the final preseason game.

--Joseph Person


 

Posted by Observer Sports on September 9, 2011 at 01:29 PM | Permalink

Comments

Hoping Jon Beason is ready for the season and this isn't a rush job.

Posted by: Mr CatWalker | Sep 9, 2011 1:34:24 PM

Rest Beason. Its a throw away season and you already overpaid for him, no need in having an overpaid guy on IR where he can contribute even less than playing hurt.

Posted by: Frank | Sep 9, 2011 2:00:16 PM

Frank, I would LOVE to know how Beason is over paid. He's arguably one of the top 2 at his position. If the Panthers didn't give it to him, somebody else def would've, maybe more.

Posted by: Mike | Sep 9, 2011 2:40:36 PM

Frank, it is probably safe to say your mom is overpaid for holding the occupation of Crack Whore. That in itself makes you a crack baby and leaves no doubt of why you make ignorant statements like you do.

Posted by: John | Sep 9, 2011 2:52:36 PM

Frank, it is probably safe to say your mom is overpaid for holding the occupation of Crack Whore. That in itself makes you a crack baby and leaves no doubt of why you make ignorant statements like you do.

Posted by: John | Sep 9, 2011 2:52:37 PM

Frank, it is probably safe to say your mom is overpaid for holding the occupation of Crack Whore. That in itself makes you a crack baby and leaves no doubt of why you make ignorant statements like you do.

Posted by: John | Sep 9, 2011 2:52:37 PM

Of course Beason is overpaid. They all are. People, these guys play a GAME for a living. How much do police officers and firefighters and teachers make by comparison?

Posted by: reasonable one | Sep 9, 2011 3:24:47 PM

They get paid for the money they bring in @reasonable one... yes athletes make more money than most of us think they should but you can't deny that THEY and only THEY are the reason why sports are multi(million/billion) dollar businesses. we all support them by purchasing murchandis, going to and watching games and being supporters of our favorite teams. with that said i will continue to cheer for the "over paid" gamers lol... GO PANTHERS!!!!

Posted by: Besus | Sep 9, 2011 3:38:23 PM

@reasonableone

Yes, Beason plays a game for a living. A game that generates $9 dollars in revenue league wide each year, or did you forget that part?

Posted by: Sam | Sep 9, 2011 3:38:45 PM

Sorry, that was $9 billion in revenue each year...

Posted by: Sam | Sep 9, 2011 3:40:26 PM

These idiotic fans never cease to amaze me with those stupid comments about athletes making too much money. If it would make you happy for them to get paid like you do. The owners should charge $5.00 at the gate and sell $1.00 beers and .50c hot dogs to all of us who want to be entertained with a live sporting event. We all know that would never happen, stop with the idiotic comments think before you write to avoid the back lash. Dummy!

Posted by: easye | Sep 9, 2011 4:00:46 PM

I totally agree with everyone who says that athletes are NOT overpaid. To everyone who thinks they are, I have a question for you: If the athletes (who just happen to be the reason you buy jerseys, tickets, posters, video games, fatheads, lunch boxes, t-shirts, sneakers, certain toys, and countless other items) should not get the money generated, then who should get it? The money for tickets have to go somewhere. Do actors get paid for you going to see the movie? Do singers get paid for you going to the concert? Why shouldn't the athletes get paid for your entertainment?

Posted by: notafairweatherfan | Sep 9, 2011 5:38:52 PM

Anderson should be the other active....you kidding me! There is no other choice.

Posted by: Jim Hushon | Sep 9, 2011 6:06:01 PM

Anderson should be the other active....you kidding me! There is no other choice.

Posted by: Jim Hushon | Sep 9, 2011 6:06:01 PM

professional sports garbage and their union slime a total racket ripoff

who play works 3 months and off the rest of the year for 10 million?

worst than mafia since they never sleep and work 24/7/365

Posted by: fish | Sep 9, 2011 6:16:18 PM

Wow that crack whore comment was just harsh, even by my standards. And that's saying something because I have NO standards.

Posted by: Fatty McButterpants | Sep 9, 2011 8:26:30 PM

Beason....50 million dollars. Questionable....

Posted by: THFC54 | Sep 9, 2011 9:12:39 PM

Look! all I am saying is Gerard Warren as far I can tell is still available.. that is if he is not shopping options. If so fair enough, we need a veteran big DT and he is a fit.
We had a Vet. and now is gone(edwards). So we need a guy, big in knowledge with some gas left in the tank!

Not another "LEFTOVER"/Hand Me Down...or Yeah a "hand Me Down" is fine someone with experience, that can fill a whole without being shoved around(Gerard Warren)!! Before one of you says "Warren is this or that", WHAT HAVE WE GOT!

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 10, 2011 12:07:54 AM

If Warren is not available than forgive me. As far as I can tell he is available.

Posted by: 10-4!! | Sep 10, 2011 12:10:41 AM

how is 50 million over 5 years questionable for an elite middle linebacker, team captain, pro bowler, defensive signal caller who probably got about the same while he was in college?

Posted by: charlottean | Sep 10, 2011 1:02:57 PM

If Beason plays in the first game, he will be out for the next 15. If he sits for the first game, he will be out all 16, and he will be able to play Gin Rummy with Jeff Otah, who also will not be playing this year.

Posted by: Ron R | Sep 10, 2011 7:49:05 PM

Hope he plays 16 games this season. I'm sick and tired of all of the whiners who think every move the Panthers make is horrible and stupid. Go find another team if that's how you feel.

Posted by: Chris | Sep 10, 2011 9:52:32 PM

Go AZ CARDZ !!!!

Beat those sucky lowlife crookz.

Posted by: heniken dark | Sep 11, 2011 10:09:55 AM

Any truth SSmith asked to be moved to TE so he could at least get one half accurate 3 yard dump pass from cannon armed Newton?

Fans on their their knees praying with their Rosary Beads making crosses that
Newton gets gets caught busting the gap and has a season ending injury so All Pro Anderson takes over to go 10-6 and wildcard.


Posted by: coors light | Sep 11, 2011 1:04:28 PM

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