I liked him coming out of college. Painfully, that draft went Bowe, Meriweather, Beason. One pick either way, and the Pats team is much better over the past 7 seasons. Anyway...
Through all the injuries last year, one thing was GLARING to me...there was simply no backup to Mayo. None what-so-ever.
Beason lost most of 2011 and 2012 to injury playing in 5 games total. He lost the MLB job to Keuchly in 2012, and lost the WLB to Chase Blackburn last year, then got dealt. All this after becoming the highest paid MLB in the NFL in 2011 before blowing his achilles.
He's only 29, and he is representing himself.
Now, that last part is interesting. The league has this no tampering rule...except for this coming weekend, where agents of pending FAs can talk to other teams. Beason, being his OWN agent, can not do this. He has to sit on his hands until FA officially begins.
RIght now the Pats have Mayo, Hightower, Collins, Ninkovich as their primary LBs. Beason would be a very nice addition to that mix who could play at least the MLB and WLB, if not also the SLB.
Depending on the cost, he's a guy who I think would do very well on this team.