The long-held secret of what the Carolina Panthers got from the New York Giants in return for linebacker Jon Beason was revealed Tuesday.
Gettleman said the Panthers received a seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft for Beason. When the Panthers traded Beason to the Giants in Week 5, neither team announced what the conditional pick would be.
Beason had 93 tackles, zero sacks and one interception in the 11 games he played for the Giants this year.
The Panthers now have a draft pick in every round of May’s draft. The Panthers had traded their own seventh-round pick to the 49ers in 2012 for special teamer and safety Colin Jones.
Carolina will have the 28th overall selection in the first round of the draft.
Extra points: Rivera said he wasn’t aware of any surgeries any of his players will need this offseason. … The 49ers-Panthers game drew an average audience of 33.1 million people, which made it the second most-watched TV event last week behind the Chargers-Broncos game. … Updated Super Bowl odds from Bovada have the Panthers with 20-1 odds to win next year, though they’re behind division rivals New Orleans and Atlanta. … The Panthers signed all eight of their practice squad players who ended the season with the team to futures contracts for next year.
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