Giants acquire LB Beason from Panthers
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team agreed to trade three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason to the New York Giants.
The trade is pending Beason passing a physical, which was scheduled for Friday, according to ESPN.com.
Beason was benched before the Panthers' 38-0 win over the Giants on Sept. 22. Chase Blackburn, a former Giant, replaced Beason in the lineup.
"The trade benefits both the team and Jon," Rivera said. "We'll obviously get something out of it and it gives Jon an opportunity to get on the field."
The Panthers will reportedly receive a late-round draft pick as compensation.
Beason missed most of last season because of knee surgery last October.
The Giants ruled out six players for this Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injuries.
Guard Chris Snee will likely have season-ending hip surgery. Center David Baas has been sidelined by a neck injury. Cornerbacks Aaron Ross (back) and Jayron Hosley (hamstring) are out. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph will miss the game with ankle and knee injuries. Tight end Adrien Robinson is out with a foot injury.