News & Notes: Giants discussing long-term deal with Jon Beason, the NFL Combine is upon us


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Long-term deal for Beason?
According to reports by ESPN New York, the New York Giants and inside linebacker Jon Beason have discussed a long-term deal to keep the 29-year-old’s services with Big Blue.

Beason played a full season for the Panthers and Giants, bouncing back from a two-year snide once he arrived in New York. In 12 games with the Giants, he recorded 93 tackles and one interception. He played a pivotal part in the resurgence of Big Blue’s run defense, which held some of the NFL’s best rushers to small performances (such as league-leading rusher LeSean McCoy on two occasions).

Beason’s long list of injuries in the past give good reason to be concerned about a long-term deal. However, Rotoworld notes that it would be worth it if they can sign him to a team-friendly deal.

Combine starts later this week
Ah, draft season is upon us and much of the Giants brass will be in Indianapolis scouting the NFL’s top incoming rookies. The Giants have done a lot of building during Jerry Reese’s tenure as general manager through the draft, and with a number of voids to fill on the roster this offseason, don’t expect this time around to be any different.

Head coach Tom Coughlin is expected to address the media Friday at 12:45 p.m. Reese will take his turn at the podium on Saturday at 10 a.m.

With the 12th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, there are a multitude of directions they can go. They will be doing some heavy duty work at the Combine to try and find their guy for when the draft rolls around this May.

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