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Jon Beason held out against Atlanta Falcons to avoid setbacks

Giants offensive linebacker Jon Beason leaves the field

Giants offensive linebacker Jon Beason leaves the field after the team's 27-13 win against the Green Bay Packers in an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 17, 2013. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Defensive captain and middle linebacker Jon Beason missed a third straight game on Sunday. Tom Coughlin said the decision to sit him against the Falcons was based on the foot and toe injury "and the projection . . . as to how far he could go into the game and where he would be if he were to put another solid week in front of him without any kind of setbacks."

In other words, it was better to save him for the two division games than risk him against Atlanta. Oh, and the Giants are 3-0 without him which may happen to further complicate matters.

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