Jon Beason hopes to step right into Giants defense

Now that he's passed his physical and offensive guard Chris Snee was placed on injured reserve, linebacker Jon Beason officially joined the New York Giants.

After his arrival Friday, Beason is intent on making an impact on the Giants' defense right away after being traded from the Carolina Panthers for a late-round draft pick.

"It's amazing," Beason told reporters. "It doesn't happen (often) with mid-season trades. But the one place I said if I wasn't in Carolina where I wanted to be was with a great organization like the Giants with a winning tradition, leadership, a 4-3 scheme where I can come in right now. I think I can really come out and impact the season.

"If they ask me to, I'll dress and I'll give everything I have. ... It's just going to be terminology. I'm a smart player. I learn fast. Being a Mike linebacker, a lot is on your plate. I think I actually thrive in that position. I'm going to get with coach as long as it takes and as fast as I can get it as soon as I want to play."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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