The News York Giants have announced that they’ve acquired linebacker Jon Beason in a trade with the Panthers that sent a late round pick to Carolina.
“It’s amazing,” Beason said at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, shortly after passing his physical. “It doesn’t happen (often) with mid-season trades. But the one place I said if I wasn’t in Carolina where I wanted to be was with a great organization like the Giants with a winning tradition, leadership, a 4-3 scheme where I can come in right now. I think I can really come out and impact the season.”
“I know I’ll come in tomorrow early and meet the coaches and I’ll get my linebacker coach (Jim Herrmann) and we’re going to cram,” Beason said. “If they ask me to, I’ll dress (Sunday) and I’ll give everything I have. … It’s just going to be terminology. I’m a smart player. I learn fast. Being a mike linebacker, a lot is on your plate. I think I actually thrive in that position. I’m going to get with coach as long as it takes and as fast as I can get it as soon as I want to play.
“The turnaround is the tough part. Those Thursday night games are always hard. We’ll see what Coach (Tom) Coughlin has and whatever he says that’s what I’ll do.”
In order to make room for Beason, the Giants placed guard Chris Snee on injured reserve. Which will end his season.