Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) is shown during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo / Mike McCarn)

Photo by: MIKE MCCARN

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) is shown during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo / Mike McCarn)