Beason Replacements: LB’s on the 2014 NY Giants Roster

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Injuries can always be a heartbreaker when it comes to the hopes and dreams of football fans. Unpredictable and unavoidable, they can hit any player at any given time harder than any gridiron warrior could. From the no name guys who barely make the roster to the most valuable assets on the team, injuries do not discriminate.

All Giants fans learned this fact the hard way on Thursday, when their defensive leader, Jon Beason, went down with a broken foot. Scheduled to undergo surgery with a recovery time of 12 weeks, Beason is all but out for the remaining offseason activities and the preseason. The Giants linebacking corps is left rather thin without its leader.

This leaves us with the million dollar question: who will step into the middle to handle the play calling duties? Beason was a stalwart and staple at the position, which means plugging someone else in will not guarantee the same results. Let’s take a look at the fellas who could step in and create a (relatively) seamless transition.