The Atlanta Falcons have addressed their contract situation with defensive end Vic Beasley. The team will not re-sign the former first round pick. Beasley will hit the free agent market on March 18, when the new league year begins.
BREAKING NEWS: We will not pursue negotiations with Vic Beasley this offseason. https://t.co/AWbxv1SiGi
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 3, 2020
Beasley was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Since then, the defensive end collected 37.5 sacks, 156 combined tackles and 11 forced fumbles.
In 2016, Beasley racked up a career-high of 15.5 sacks in the season. This not only sent him to the Pro Bowl, but also earned himself First-Team All-Pro honors. Unfortunately for Beasley, he has yet to recreate that 2016 season, totaling 18 sacks over the past three season.
For his 2019 campaign, the pass rusher was able to gather 42 combined tackles, along with eight sacks. Although this was not enough for the Falcons’ head office to negotiate with Beasley, it will attract some attention come free agency.
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