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October 24, 2012

Beason: I'm probably going to IR

Panthers LB Jon Beason has sat out the past two games with a knee injury, and it appears like the veteran Pro Bowler will be missing the rest of the season as well.

Beason said on his weekly News 14 appearance that after an MRI on his knee Monday, the likely next step is injured reserve. A team official said Wednesday Beason is expected to go on IR.

"I got the MRI (Monday), and it didn't look good," Beason told Mike Solarte. "So probalby going to have to have surgery and if I do that, going to end up on IR."

Beason tore his Achilles in the first game of the 2010 season and missed most of the 2012 preseason in order to be ready for Week One. He was effective in his first two games of the season with 17 tackles and one interception, but shoulder and knee injuries hampered his performance during Week Three and beyond.

He would join cornerback Chris Gamble (shoulder) and center Ryan Kalil (foot) as one of three Panthers starters who is on IR.

Taking Beason's place at middle linebacker has been, and likely will continue to be, rookie Luke Kuechly.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on October 24, 2012 at 09:30 AM | Permalink


The only LB who ever played 50% of his career on the bench making millions.

IR? Gee these cool catch letters can mean anything. They used to call it ER or Extended Rehabilitation.

International Retirement?

International Rehabilitation?

Instructional Restitution?

Internal Revenue?

Interprobate Reparation?

Inspirational Religion?

Internal Rehab?

Idiot Repeater?

Posted by: dilworther | Oct 24, 2012 9:57:58 AM

Luke should stay there. Do like you did Thomas Davis. Give Beason time to heal, start him out as the 4th LB next year and give him time. Then once an injury occurs Beason can jump in where needed.

Luke is perfect in the middle, don't move him again.

Posted by: PSL OWNER | Oct 24, 2012 9:58:04 AM

Anyone still want to tell me how crazy I am for saying Jon Beason is overrated and only plays for contracts?

Still think he should be starting at MLB when I said all offseason Kuechley should?

Haters. Where are you now? Maybe now you can see that just because someone doesn't share your biased opinion on the team doesn't make them less of a fan. Manage your expectations and be realistic, that's all I was doing. Then you won't be disappointed this time of year.

It doesn't take an NFL expert to realize Beason is a shell of the player he was before signing one of the most idiotic contracts Hurney ever handed out.

Go Panthers!

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Oct 24, 2012 10:03:03 AM


Retired doc says lawyers will end football sooner than later with the 2500 players ex-NFL class action in NYC agains the NFL "the league didnt tell us it was dangerous" ? ROFFLMFAO

So maybe your brain damage began in Pee Wee? Middle School? High School? College?

Maybe you were brain damaged when you went to the NFL? Ex-NFLers made millions got famous and spent it all so now they want to extort billions more? Screw you mofoz.


Looks like Beason will be joining the class action soon ...

Posted by: william and mary | Oct 24, 2012 10:15:30 AM

Hurney destroyed this franchise the last couple of seasons!

Posted by: joe cool | Oct 24, 2012 10:18:32 AM

Fast Freddie, if Beason wasn't injured he would not be a shell of himself. Maybe you can use your crystal ball to tell us who is going to be put on IR next? When healthy Beason is a beast and you have absolutely no facts to prove otherwise.

Posted by: Mike P | Oct 24, 2012 10:24:36 AM

Trade me!

Posted by: Number One Pick | Oct 24, 2012 10:26:09 AM

Fast Freddie is an idiot. Beason rarely was out the lineup in his first several years. Then injuries caught up to him. People can't help injuries. When he's uninured and he's in there, he's great. When Luke gets injured and come out, I suspect you'll be talking about how useless he is also. Blah blah blah.

Posted by: PantherD | Oct 24, 2012 10:30:26 AM

Just another Dan Morgan.

Posted by: KnowsIt | Oct 24, 2012 10:44:45 AM

Beason is past his prime and thankfully we picked Kuechly. The only thing Hurney did right was the 1st round picks. The idiotic contracts and the later rounds have taken their toll... including the Jake one a few years ago. Hopefully that philosophy his history.

Kuechly is better now than Beason ever was, and potentially one of the best MLBs in the NFL may be in the making. We'll see.

Posted by: BB | Oct 24, 2012 10:45:51 AM

I'm sorry to say this but the next GM will probably cut Beason.

Posted by: Joe | Oct 24, 2012 10:49:55 AM

Kuechly is better now than Beason ever was? Are you kidding me? He's not as good and shouldn't be at this stage of his career. He is very good and will probably eventually surpass Beason, but right now a healthy Beason would be an upgrade.

Posted by: Steve | Oct 24, 2012 10:51:25 AM

Yeah that's the problem PantherD, he hasn't been "uninured" are you say since he signed his nice big fat contract. I like that you live in the past. Keep telling me how great Beason was his "first several years". That's really winning us a lot of games now isn't it?

Same hilarious argument from Mike P. "If he wasn't injured"..."when healthy". Maybe you can use your crystal ball and tell me when that's ever going to happen again for Beason? Maybe in the last year of this contract and when its time to sign another? My guess is he's out of the league or at least hopefully on another team by that point.

Keep living in the past guys. 2003 was a great year. Glad neither of you are our GM. The team would be anchored by Kevin Greene and Wesley Walls because hey, they were good in their prime!

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Oct 24, 2012 10:52:41 AM

I predicted before the season began that he wouldn't play much.

I hope the new GM is a little more cautious on giving money to players with blown out joints and old muscles. It is ok to take a chance on them, but don't overpay what other teams would do by a mile.

Posted by: big gulps | Oct 24, 2012 10:55:20 AM

I'll start by saying that I'm a huge fan of Beason. He plays with fire and when healthy is a great LB. That being said, he's becoming too much like Dan Morgan. Like one of the other posters suggested, don't be surprised if a new GM comes in and cuts him. If he comes back, it would be at a lower rate and not the millions he was overpaid.

Posted by: PantherDave | Oct 24, 2012 10:58:22 AM

You are crazy Fast Freddie

Beason got hurt. Plain and Simple. Reading anything more into about his motivation for playing and whether he is overrated b/c of an injury is CRAZY.

so yes....you are crazy

Posted by: Slow Freddie | Oct 24, 2012 11:07:30 AM

He signed his contract before he got hurt. I think people dont realize that a torn achilles is a 2 year injury. we all knew that and it is taking him 2 years to recover. You keep calling him past his prime but he is under 30. Ray Lewis is 37 and was still playing at a high level. Do i think beason will come back to play at the level he was at? im not sure but i do know that he is the leader of our defense. All that being said, i would trade him for Dwayne Bowe in a heart beat

Posted by: Spaceman Mike | Oct 24, 2012 11:21:19 AM

Beason was hurt when he signed the new FAT contract? Did the team know? Did Beason hide it from Hurney? Should Hurney have known? If we only knew the inner workings.

Posted by: Ben | Oct 24, 2012 11:22:08 AM

Did someone just mention Ray Lewis in the same sentence as Beason? Beason at his best was not Ray at 70%. One will be mentioned as one of the best to ever suit up in the league, the other will be one of the best to play for the Panthers in a 3 year span.

I have always thought the Dallas Cowboys fans were the most ignorant in the land, now I have to rethink that.

Posted by: Tim Preston | Oct 24, 2012 11:29:31 AM

@Fast Freddie: You are an idiot. Over his first 3 seasons, Beason was the second most productive MLB in the league behind Patrick Willis. How is that "just playing for a contract". Maybe you only started watching the Panthers the year before he got the well deserved contract and that leads you to believe that was his only productive year but i don't think that is the case. I think you are just an idiot. Luke is a great player and I am glad we got him but he BC tackle numbers are inflated. The good thing is he is always around the ball and will be an asset to the team but he is NOT as good as Beason.

Posted by: chaos03 | Oct 24, 2012 11:32:26 AM

Beason has been an important Panther for some time, but it's time to move on. If the team could get a 4th rounder for him, it should be happy. If not, then it's time to cut him.

Ditto for Gamble and DeAngelo.

Posted by: SkinsFanAgain | Oct 24, 2012 11:36:28 AM

Only the dumbazzes who think Cam is the answer to this team still think Beason is an asset. He is a had been, nothing more. He will be cut, and will sign for the league minimum, if he is signed at all. Luke is better now that Beason ever was.

Posted by: Chalky | Oct 24, 2012 11:39:10 AM

An achilles rupture is something you never fully recover from. This is why I think Beason is past his prime... and why the Kuechly pick was important for the defense. He might be good next season, but bever reach his previous highs.

Posted by: BB | Oct 24, 2012 11:39:37 AM

I am starting to wonder if this is just football karma telling Richardson to take a wrecking ball to the entire organization and start over.

Posted by: manu4t | Oct 24, 2012 11:50:37 AM

Fast Freddie - You ain't faster than me. Now go finish flippin burgers. Everyone hates you....seriously....everyone.

Posted by: Jon The Beast Beason | Oct 24, 2012 12:04:30 PM

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