Jon Beason expected to run with the Panthers starters right away

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Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason says that he’ll be ready to go with the first-team defense once training camp kicks off in a couple of weeks.

“I’ll be out there. I’ll take the reps with the ones,” Beason said. “Camp is a grind. I expect it to be sore. You’re going to have good days and bad days. It’s just camp, even if you are healthy. Getting in football shape is always a tough task. I’ll do as much as I can and be smart about it.”

With Beason coming back from a ruptured Achilles tendon that he suffered last season,  sometimes a team will limit the player at first by having them play with the second team, but it looks like the Panthers won’t do that.