Beasley to take ‘wait and see’ approach to contract situation

Vic Beasley talks about his up-and-down career with the Falcons. (Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Falcons defensive end/linebacker Vic Beasley, who was the eighth player taken overall in the 2015, is set to become a free agent.

“We’ll see,” Beasley said when asked about his future. “Time will tell. I’m just going to enjoy the offseason. Whatever happens from there, I’ll just go with it.”

After playing his rookie season with a torn labrum, Beasley broke loose for 15.5 sacks during his second season as he helped the Falcons reach Super Bowl LI.

After teams adjusted to his speed rushes, Beasley was slow to add counter moves. He was held to five sacks in 2017 and 2018.

This just completed season, Beasley started to embrace using more than just his speed and was moved around from the left to the right side. He finished with eight sacks.

“It’s been up and down for me,” Beasley said. “I wish my numbers would have been where I wanted them to be, but I can still continue to improve. I’ve got a lot of areas to work on. I’m excited. I’m at peace. I’m going to continue to work.”

Beasley is taking a laid back approach about his future.

“We’ll see when the time comes, you know what I’m saying,” Beasley said. “Right now, I’m going to enjoy this offseason and take it a day at a time.”

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