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Jon Beason out for rest of season

Updated: September 12, 2011, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason will miss the rest of the season with a torn left Achilles tendon.

The team announced on Monday the results of an MRI exam that revealed the tear Beason sustained in a 28-21 loss at Arizona in the season opener Sunday. He was carted off the field in the second half.

Beason signed a $51 million, six-year deal this summer, including a $20 million signing bonus. A first-round pick in 2007, he has played inside and outside ...

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