Giants swapped seventh-rounder for Jon Beason

The trade for Jon Beason keeps getting better.

The Giants acquired their starting middle linebacker for a seventh-round pick, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the deal. It had previously been reported as a late-round selection.

Late round in this case means the seventh and final round. The Giants still have their first six selections in next year's draft.

Beason has lived up to the hype since joining the Giants a month ago. He has 26 tackles in three starts, and the Giants haven't allowed a defensive score in 10 of the 12 quarters.

Maybe more importantly, Beason has been a steadying force in the locker room and huddle. He's been constantly praised for adding a veteran presence to the defense.

"He's been a godsend for us," defensive end Justin Tuck said after the Minnesota game. "The leadership is something we needed and he's done a great job."
Beason, 28, is a free agent at the end of the season. He's expressed his desire to remain with the Giants for the remainder of his career.

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