The Giants got their man.
Linebacker Jon Beason, who said all along that he wanted to return to the Giants and whom the Giants said all along they wanted back, agreed to terms on a new multiyear contract, according to the NFL Network.
The 29-year-old Beason, who per the Denver Post drew interest from the Denver Broncos, apparently had his talks heat up with the Giants on Wednesday afternoon, with those talks resulting in the two sides reaching an agreement.
Terms of the contract, which as of Tuesday afternoon hadn’t been signed, were not immediately available, but suffice it to say, Giants fans everywhere breathed a huge sigh of relief upon hearing the news.
Speaking of linebackers, remember that two-year, $8 million deal agreed to by the Giants and Seattle UFA linebacker/defensive end O’Brien Shofield? That deal has apparently hit a snag due to concerns arising from the linebacker’s team physical, specifically his knee. While the deal isn’t dead (yet), it appears unlikely that Shofield is going to get that rich of a contract given this snag.
Add Terrell Thomas to the list of Giants UFAs reported to have drawn interest from the Raiders. Thomas, who is from southern California, joins defensive end Justin Tuck and running and Andre Brown, both of whom have drawn interest.
While not in the category of a visit, the NFL Network reported that the giants were one of several teams who made an inquiry with the Bucs regarding cornerback Darrelle Revis, who has since been released by the Bucs.
In terms of visits hosted by the Giants, there has been no word about their meetings with WR/KR Jacoby Jones, Rams OG Shelly Smith, or Raiders UFA CB Tracy Porter.
As I reported a few days ago, kicker Josh Brown’s new contract is for two years. A source confirms Fox sports’ Mike Garafolo’s report that Brown’s deal is worth $2.5 million and includes $500K in incentives.
Meanwhile offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and running back Rashad Jennings have both signed their respective contracts with the Giants