LB Beason signs megadeal to stay with Panthers
Thursday, July 28, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers' wild spending spree keeps on going.
Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason broke the news on Twitter late Thursday night that he is now the highest-paid middle linebacker in the NFL.
"Turn on the tube," Beason wrote late Thursday night. "Jon Beason the highest paid MLB (middle linebacker) in the league. The news breaks now."
Beason becomes the latest of Carolina's core players to get a huge deal from the Panthers, following in the footsteps of defensive end Charles Johnson, linebackers Thomas Davis and James Anderson and running back DeAngelo Williams, all of whom agreed to terms the previous two days.
The Panthers have also signed kicker Olindo Mare, defensive tackle Ray Edwards and safety Sean Considine and traded for tight end Greg Olsen from the Bears, who also got a new long-term deal.