Jon Beason says he’s ready to work
Jul/13/12 01:13 AM Filed in: Jon Beason
Panthers linebacker Jon Beason took a break from training Thursday to speak at the basketball camp hosted by Bobcats president Fred Whitfield.
Meanwhile, back in Miami, Beason’s teammate and workout partner indicated Beason and his surgically-repaired Achilles tendon look to be in good working order.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen posted on Twitter that he had worked out with Beason for the past week.
“Trust me he will be fine,” tweeted Olsen, who played with Beason at Miami. “He looks like he did in college at 21 (years) old.”
Beason ruptured his left Achilles in Week 1 last year and missed the rest of the season. He participated in organized team activities and minicamp on a limited basis, but expects to be fully ready when training camp begins in two weeks.
“I’ll be out there. I’ll take the reps with the ones (first-teamers),” Beason said. “Camp is a grind. I expect it to be sore. You’re going to have good days and bad days. It’s just camp, even if you are healthy. Getting in football shape is always a tough task. I’ll do as much as I can and be smart about it.”
Beason told the basketball campers he spent part of his summer watching Wimbledon and the Euro Cup soccer tournament.
“I love to watch championships. It doesn’t matter what sport it is because I just want to be in that moment,” Beason said. “It’s going to be special to me when we get a championship.”
Running back Jonathan Stewart said getting Beason back is a big key to a successful season.
“He’s a monster,” Stewart said. “And we didn’t have our monster last year.”