Raiders To Promote DE Vic Beasley

Vic Beasley appears set to suit up for a second team this season. The Raiders are promoting their recent practice squad addition to their active roster, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal tweets.

The Raiders signed Beasley last week. He needed nearly a week’s worth of negative COVID-19 tests to practice with his new team, but the former first-round pick will have a chance to redeem himself after an unproductive Titans tenure.

Beasley struggled for much of his Falcons tenure, but he was a 2016 first-team All-Pro after recording 15.5 sacks. He failed to justify Atlanta’s top-10 investment, but the Clemson product finished his contract year on a bit of a tear to finish with eight sacks. The Titans received little after signing Beasley to a one-year, $9.5MM deal; the sixth-year veteran pass rusher recorded zero sacks.

The Raiders, however, have a need on the edge. They have experienced issues sacking quarterbacks since trading Khalil Mack. The team’s Clelin Ferrell draft choice has yet to pay dividends, though 2019 fourth-rounder Maxx Crosby has helped make up for that. But the Raiders will have Ferrell back Sunday, with Crosby and now Beasley joining him as the team hopes to begin a late-season resurgence that ends with a playoff berth. The Raiders will hope to have ex-Beasley Falcons teammate Takkarist McKinley (currently on IR) as part of this equation before December ends.

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15 comments on “Raiders To Promote DE Vic Beasley

  1. JJB0811

    Until Jon G has the manhood to actually draft and develop 1 QB, the Raiders will be nothin more than an afterthought.

    Anyone else amused that he LOVED 90% of all QB’s coming out of college when he was a commentator, yet can’t 1 now to like since becoming the HC again.

    • j_butte

      Gruden has never committed to a young guy ever. Won’t happen now. Gannon, then Johnson in Tampa…he won’t ever draft and develop a quarterback. Didn’t he trade for Jake Plummer in TB?

      • JJB0811

        I don’t expect him to ever draft a high end prospect. Then he would have to be held accountable!

        • Tatsumaki

          Carr isn’t the problem, clearly you don’t watch the games. Defense is horrid with zero pressures and no ability to defend in pass coverage.

          • JJB0811

            I never said Carr was the problem. I said Jon is afraid to put his name with a high pick QB that he drafts.

            • bowserhound

              Yet somehow nothing will change until he drafts and develops a QB.

              Straighten your thoughts out.

            • JoeBrady

              I never said Carr was the problem.
              Of course. But if Carr is not the problem, then why would we waste a high pick on a QB? I’d have loved Hurts if he were still available in the 3rd round, but I certainly wouldn’t use a 1st rounder to hold the clipboard for 5 years.

      • frank858

        Gruden tried to trade with the Broncos for Plummer but Plummer said that he’d rather retire than play for Gruden in Tampa. Gruden tried to convince him not to retire but was unsuccessful.

    • Ak185

      Carr is hardly the weak link in the Raiders’ roster. I fail to see how Gruden’s supposed ability or inability to develop a QB is relevant to the Raiders’ extremely underproductive pass rush.

  2. j_butte

    Raiders fan in Atlanta…this guys a joke. Hates football and effort. Waste of a roster spot.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Beasley does fit the Raider cultural profile in many ways. I imagine a coach like John Madden would be able to get strong efforts from him but Gruden might not.

      • JoeBrady

        Gruden got a nice effort from Incognito. Waller turned it around also. I can’t say Gruden is responsible, but you can’t say that Beasley can’t turn it around.

  3. Now who could have forseen that Clelin Ferrell pick being a mistake? Oh yeah…everyone on the planet except Gruden lol

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