The New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason restructured his contract, which was to count for $7.4 million towards the 2015 cap, to $4.15 million which will save the Giants about $3.24 million on the cap.
Beason only played in four games last season because of a foot injury he suffered in training camp which eventually sent him to injured reserve for the rest of the season. His restructuring is a good thing for the Giants, but they still need to find a capable backup just incase Beason goes down. When healthy he can be that player the Giants needed last season to help stop the run.
Prior to last season when Beason came in and played 12 games for the Giants (after they traded with the Carolina Panthers for a seventh round pick) , he was a force in the middle, but then the injury bug hit again and the contract he signed then doesn’t match the on-field performance now resulting in a restructuring of his contract.
Hopefully Beason can stay healthy this time around and give the Giants that much need help stopping the run. Especially now that they have a new/old defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo who needs a quarterback for the defense and Beason fits that role perfectly.