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Question 10: Who will be the starting middle linebacker in Week 1 if Jon Beason can't go?**


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MICHAEL EISEN: Jameel McClain. He played middle linebacker in minicamp after Beason hurt his foot and he  has experience playing inside from his time with the Baltimore Ravens. McClain is a veteran who can easily step into the position and he is a leader who instantly commands the respect of his teammates. If the move must be made, it should be relatively seamless until Beason returns.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Jameel McClain is the guy. He has the experience playing inside and can provide the vocal leadership the Giants lose with Beason.

DAN SALOMONE: Jameel McClain. I liked the acquisition from day one to bring in a proven, aggressive linebacker from a team known for the position. I thought he would be a nice complement to Beason, but unfortunately for the Giants, he'll have to be his best replacement until Beason's foot heals.

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