Will Beatty’s free agency journey takes him to Carolina on Wednesday where he will work out for the Panthers, according to a source.
Beatty, a former Giants offensive tackle who was released this offseason, has already worked out for and has been offered a contract by the Jaguars. The Eagles have also been keeping tabs on him while monitoring the appeal of a 10-game suspension for their starting right tackle, Lane Johnson. A reunion with the Giants, though, remains unlikely.
Beatty missed all of the 2015 season with a torn left pectoral as well as a torn right rotator cuff. The doctor who performed both of those surgeries told Newsday that Beatty has been cleared for full football participation.
“He looks fabulous, he looks great,” said Dr. Frank Cordasco of the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. “He’s done very, very well and I think he’ll contribute to a team. Obviously it remains to be seen which team, but I fully expect him back and contributing on an offensive line.”
Cordasco said neither injury should result in a chronic condition.
“I don’t anticipate a problem with either side unless he has a traumatic event,” he said. “That can happen with any part: an ankle, an ACL, a hip injury. I feel quite confident that Will will do well this year.”
Beatty, 31, will remain patient and continue to weigh his options, the source said, ideally signing with a team where he can start on the offensive line. When he was last on the field, in 2014, he was the Giants’ most consistent lineman.