Rivera not sure if LB Beason will get his job back

Rivera not sure if LB Beason will get his job back

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Rivera not sure if LB Beason will get his job back

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Coach Ron Rivera says he isn't sure if three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason will return to the starting lineup Oct. 6 when the Panthers visit the Arizona Cardinals.
 
Carolina (1-2) has a bye this week.
 
Rivera quietly changed up the starting lineup on Sunday, replacing Beason -- who's struggling to get back healthy following knee surgery last October -- with veteran Chase Blackburn at weak side linebacker.
 
The move worked out well as the Panthers sacked Eli Manning seven times and forced three turnovers in a 38-0 rout of the New York Giants.
 
Beason only played one snap on defense.
 
While it's hard to imagine Rivera making a change following a shutout, he left his options open saying "we'll have to wait and see" who'll start against Arizona.

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