Jon Beason hoping to play during the preseason

Giants linebacker Jon Beason is hoping he’ll be able to get some snaps during the preseason.

“I would hope so,” Beason said regarding playing in the preseason. “Based on how I feel, the way things are going, you want to keep making baby steps. If you go too fast and have a setback, all of a sudden you’re pushing that timetable of Sept. 8 (the season opener against Detroit). We want to be smart about it. Obviously I’m going to do what they tell me. But I would love to get into the preseason to get some reps.”

The most important thing right now is for Beason to get completely healthy.  He may not even be ready for week one.