The Tennessee Titans are reportedly set to sign a pass-rusher in free agency.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Tennessee and former Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley have agreed to a deal.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is said to be for one year and $9.5 million guaranteed, with a chance for it to go as high as $12 million.
This is very much a “prove it” kind of deal for Beasley, who was originally the No. 8 overall pick of the Falcons in 2015. He became available after the team decided it was not going to bring him back.
After emerging as a top-notch pass-rusher, First-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2016 with 15.5 sacks, Beasley saw his production tail-off considerably over the next two seasons.
Beasley went on to total just 10 sacks combined in 2017 and 2018, but was able to re-emerge somewhat in 2019 when he finished with eight sacks.
One of the biggest needs the Titans had to address this offseason was adding a pass-rusher, which makes Beasley a step in the right direction; although it was hoped that the team would make a bigger splash than this.
After this deal, the Titans will have a little under $20 million in cap space, so making that big splash we were all hoping for in the EDGE market just doesn’t seem likely.