Falcons To Move On From Vic Beasley

This is the end of the line for the Falcons and Vic Beasley. On Monday, the club announced that they will not pursue a new deal with the defensive end, who is scheduled for free agency in March. 

As we continue to craft our 2020 roster, we’d like to thank Vic for five years of effort on behalf of our organization,” Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said in the statement.

Beasley, 27, just wrapped up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. The Falcons were hoping to see more from him in 2019, but he was unable to get back to his old form.

Beasley broke out in his sophomore year as pro, recording a league-high 15.5 sacks in 2016. However, things have cooled off ever since – he notched five sacks in 2017 and 2018. This past season, Beasley finished out with eight sacks, though that number was bolstered by a disproportionally strong finish in the final quarter of the regular season.

The Falcons will need to replace Beasley this offseason while potentially retooling the rest of their front seven. Fellow defensive end Adrian Clayborn is scheduled for free agency and defensive tackle Jack Crawford is also on an expiring deal.

They’ll have other issues to tackle as well. Among their top priority items – negotiating a new deal with tight end Austin Hooper, who is coming off of his best statistical season as a pro.

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9 comments on “Falcons To Move On From Vic Beasley

  1. maximumvelocity

    Beats should swap out Floyd for Beasley. He doesn’t need to be the man on a line with Mack.

  2. bravesfan

    Football is such a different sport, like if this was baseball I’d be freaking out that we had a brutal year and didn’t trade him for some value of any sort. Cash, random joe, 7th round draft pick, idk but rules are different, money is different in these sports

    • braveshomer

      I know me too lol…but that’s one of the great things about Football…. you can move on from players, make a few other roster changes and be a contender again in just one or two seasons rather than these lengthy rebuilds in basketball and baseball

      • washington_bonercats

        This entire statement is why player’s are demanding more money. Its a give and take.

  3. 3Tavgreg

    Bills could use a edge rusher if he’s willing to take a one year prove it deal.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Would be a cheaper investment than either Bennett or Quinn for the Cowboys.

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