The Tennessee Titans prized free agent failed to report to the team’s facility on Wednesday
After falling one game short of Super Bowl LIV, the Tennessee Titans made moves in the offseason to put them over the edge in 2020. One of those moves was signing former Atlanta Falcons first round pick Vic Beasley to a one-year prove it deal.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Beasley failed to report to the Titans’ facility on Wednesday for COVID-19 testing, and the team has yet to receive confirmation as to where he is and why he hasn’t shown up for training camp. On Tuesday, the team placed Beasley on the reserve/did not report list.
Beasley signed with the Titans to turn his fortunes around
As mentioned earlier, the former Clemson Tigers linebacker was selected eighth overall by the Falcons to be their edge rusher of the future. Beasley showed a flash of greatness during his sophomore season in 2016, where he recorded a league-high 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles through 16 regular season games, helping him earn an NFL Pro Bowl nomination.
Beasley could never replicate that same success in the following three seasons. In that span, he only recorded 18 sacks, and to make matters worse, he only missed two games.
The Titans made their push to the AFC Championship Game earlier this year not jus through their rushing offense, but by their stifling defense. Tennessee provided Beasley the best opportunity to have a comeback season, as he’d lineup alongside Jeffery Simmons, Harold Landry and Rashaan Evans.
Speculating about Beasley’s status for the season isn’t necessary at the moment. We’ll keep you posted once the Titans or Beasley himself makes an official announcement.