Michael Eisen, senior writer/editor of Giants.com, reported today that starting middle linebacker Jon Beason left today's organized team activities (OTAs) with an apparent right foot injury. Beason's injury put a damper on team momentum heading into next week's mini-camp. Rookie Devon Kennard and veteran linebackers Mark Herzlich and Jameel McClain shared time in the middle after the Beason injury.
While it seemed that New York's defense thrived after Beason came to the team in an October 2013 trade with the Carolina Panthers, Pro Football Focus (subscription required) rated the former Miami Hurricane as the 47th best inside linebacker in the NFL.
Eisen reported that Big Blue's head coach Tom Coughlin did not have much to add about the Beason injury after activities were concluded. “I don’t know about Beason,” Coughlin said immediately after practice. “It’s a foot. He was running across the field and felt something in the bottom of his foot. We’ll see.”
According to Eisen, "Following standard Giants protocol, he was taken this afternoon to the Hospital for Special Surgery for tests and examination."
Beason finished second to Antrel Rolle in tackles for the New York Giants with 98 last season.