NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Titans announced to outside laner Vic Beasley Jr. that he will be released on Wednesday.
Dropping Beasley was a surprising move for Titans, who signed him for a year, worth $ 9.5 million in March.
The six-year veteran has played 118 times (24%) in defense this season, with three tackles and one mandatory fumbling. Beasley made his debut against the Titans in Week 3 against Minnesota Vikings.
Things started strange for Beasley and the Titans when Beasley announced arriving 10 days late for unexcused absences resulting in a $ 500,000 fine. When Beasley was sent to camp, he was put on the list of injuries not related to football.
The Titans have relied on Beasley to get them through the rush, but he wasn’t able to consistently pressure the quartet or sign up for sacking during his time in Tennessee.
When asked about Beasley’s efforts, Titans coach Mike Vrabel may have heralded the veteran’s departure.
“At this point of the season, teams will go in either direction, will they continue to progress or not, and we as a team last year have continued to improve. It is my responsibility now. , is to make sure we are one of the continuing better teams, “Vrabel said on Monday.
As a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Beasley led the NFL with 15.5 bags in 2015. He finished with 8.5 bags for Falcons last season.
His troubled work ethic and passion for the game led to Beasley becoming a freelance worker.
Titans also introduced veteran wing-back Johnathan Joseph and long-haired snapper Beau Brinkley.
Second-year full-back Derick Roberson is yet to be on the active list this season due to injury and illness, but he is likely to be offered a replacement for Beasley in the outermost full-back position. with Jadeveon Clowney and Harold Landry.