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Titans to sign ex-Falcon Vic Beasley to one-year contract

Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Former Falcons defensive end/linebacker Vic Beasley, the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, has agreed to a one-year deal to sign with the Tennessee Titans, according to his agents.

Beasley was allowed to become a free agent after five seasons with the Falcons.

After playing his rookie season with a torn labrum, Beasley had 15.5 sacks during his second season as he helped the Falcons reach Super Bowl 51. After teams adjusted to his speed rushes, Beasley was slow to add counter moves. He was held to five sacks in both 2017 and 2018.

In 2019, 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.

Here’s a look at where things stand with the Falcons’ potential unrestricted and restricted free agents:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE 

Kenjon Barner, running back
Matt Schaub, quarterback – Club picked up his option, according to his agent
Justin Hardy, wide receiver - Will not re-sign with team
Austin Hooper, tight end – Will be allowed to hit the market. Has agreed to terms with the Browns.  
Matt Simms, quarterback 
Keith Smith, fullback – Was re-signed to a three-year deal on Saturday, March 14
Wes Schweitzer, offensive guard/center – Will be allowed to hit the market
Ty Sambrailo, tackle - Released by the team on March 16
Devonta Freeman - Cut by the team on March 16

Luke Stocker, tight end - To be released pending a physical.

DEFENSE

Vic Beasley, defensive end/linebacker – Will not be re-signed . Will sign a one-year with the Titans. 
De'Vondre Campbell, linebacker – Will be allowed to hit the market 
Adrian Clayborn, defensive end 
Jack Crawford, defensive tackle
Johnathan Cyprien, safety
Tyeler Davison, defensive tackle - Agrees to three-year deal 
Ra'Shede Hageman, defensive tackle – Waived by the team on Jan. 13
Kemal Ishmael, safety/linebacker – Will not be re-signed by Falcons 
Steven Means, defensive end -- Re-signed to a one-year contract on March 9.
Sharrod Neasman, safety 
Jamar Taylor, cornerback 
John Wetzel, offensive lineman – Vested veteran contract terminated and then re-signed.
J.J. Wilcox, safety 
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback
Desmond Trufant - Released by team

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Matt Bosher, punter 
Ryan Allen, punter – Signed to a one-year contract extension for $945,000 on Feb. 18
Sam Irwin-Hill, punter – Signed to a one-year contract worth $510,000

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS 

OFFENSE

Brian Hill, running back

DEFENSE

Michael Bennett, defensive tackle

SPECIAL TEAMS 

Younghoe Koo, placekicker – Signed a one-year contract extension for $660,000 on Feb. 18.

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