Vic Beasley's who sacked dipped from 15.5 to 5 last season is moving back to defensive end, according to Falcons coach Dan Quinn.

Vic Beasley moving back to defensive end -- permanently 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after his season-ending news conference Thursday that the third-year player will move from linebacker. 

“I have re-assessed it,” Quinn said. “He played six games at linebacker and two injured. I’m going to put him full-time, all-the-time back at pass rusher. I thought it was best for the team even though some of his production would go down.

“His best role is doing what he does. He won’t go back to linebacker.” 

Beasley had four sacks as a rookie before leading the league in the 2016 season.

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