Almost six months after joining Tennessee Titans, Vic Beasley is finally ready to make his debut with the organization.
Speaking with reporters on Friday, Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed that Beasley returned to practices as a full participant and will play in Week 3 game against Minnesota Vikings. The 28-year-old linebacker missed the two previous games with a knee injury.
Beasley, who spent the previous five years playing with Atlanta Falcons, joined Titans on a one-year, $9.5 million deal in March. His stint in Tennessee got off to a bad start, as he didn’t report to training camp on time and was reportedly 10 days late. The team decided to place him on the non-football injury list upon the arrival while handing him a $0.5 million fine.
Still, it looks like the two sides managed to work out any differences they had. At least, according to Vic Beasley.
“There was a little disagreement here and there, but those things are behind us. I have moved on and let bygones be bygones,” Beasley told reporters Friday. “We came to an agreement, settled our differences, and are both understanding of the situation. It’s all smiles on both ends, and we are happy to work together.”
Beasley has had his ups and downs since entering the league as Atlanta’s No.8 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but there is no denying that he will provide a boost to the Titans’ inconsistent pass rush. He led the league in 2016 with 15.5 sacks, while he has 37.5 career sacks in 78 NFL games.