New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason was carted off the field today, according to multiple reporters.

He has an unspecified lower right leg injury.

Beason was signed to a three-year, $19 million contract in March.

Beason, 29, is a former Carolina Panthers standout who had a big season for the Giants last season.

If this is a serious injury, it represents a major blow to the Giants' defense.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun