According to the Charlotte Observer, Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason learned last week that he wouldn’t be participating in OTA’s after rupturing his Achilles early last season. The Panthers are taking things slowly, rather than rush him back and possibly cause a set back.
Beason said his Achilles feels “great,” and that he was disappointed when he found out he wouldn’t be on the field.
“I think they’re just protecting me from myself,” Beason said. “Practice is practice. But to me you come out and compete. You try to win every down and you play the game a certain way. I think that had a lot to do with it, too.”
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said their plan is to have Beason ready for training camp.
“I’d like to believe when we get to training camp, we can put Jon in full-go at that point, and Thomas, we’ll ease him back in,” Rivera said.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone