Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is growing more...

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is growing more concerned about whether middle linebacker Jon Beason will be ready for the opening game at Arizona.

Beason, who has never missed a regular season game, has yet to practice due to tendinitis in his left Achilles.

Rivera said the Panthers have three other linebackers that can play the position if Beason is not ready – Dan Connor, Omar Gaither and Thomas Williams.

Fantasy Impact: 

Owners in IDP leagues should find an alternative to Beason during the early part of the season.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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