There is a reason we just drafted a OLB. Gettle does not like players to have all the leverage and if Beason thinks he does then he is mistaken.
Beason, as of right now, has all the leverage -- and next year he doesn't
2013: $5.5M in salary and workout bonus (you save this if he's cut now) vs. $12M signing bonuses to account for. 2013 cap hit goes from $9.25M to $12M (you just payed Beas essentially 12M to take a hike) -- how does he not have the leverage?
2014: $6.75M in salary and workout bonus (saved when cut) vs $8M signing bonus to account for. 2013 cap hit (with a June 1) goes from $10.75M to $2.67M and pushes $5.3M in dead money to 2015.
2014's situation with Beas essentially becomes the same situation we saw with DWill -- Getts says "We have enough room to make you expendable, and your contract just doesn't work for us. We are offering you a lower salary and will give you instant bonus money now for your cooperation. However, this is our plan -If you don't want to stay in Charlotte and be a team player, then our plan to cut you with a June 1 designation. We hope things can work out for you to stay, if not, then thank you for playing"
Yet another reason -- Getts doesn't know how well Beas will perform this year or in the future. Why would Getts restructure him now? Again, restructuring gives a player more money that the team will have to chew up when they decide to cut Beas. Beas's already 12M insta-cap-hit -- I don't see Getts adding to that without a good year in 2013