Falcons’ Vic Beasley, Deion Jones missing from OTAs
Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Vic Beasley and linebacker Deion Jones are both absent from organized team activities, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Beasley and Jones join wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive lineman Grady Jarrett as players who are not attending.
“Deion and (Julio) are still working on some rehab,” said Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. “They are getting a chance to finalize some of that. We’ll get a chance to visit with them later on, but I’ve talked to them.”
As for Beasley? Quinn says he is training on his own but that he would prefer that Beasley is on the field with his teammates:
“We did as much as we could do in the classroom and through the video,” Quinn said. “He wanted to stay doing the training that he was doing on some of the things we spoke about. He’s certainly applying it in the training, but of course there is nothing like the on the field stuff.”
Both players are entering the final years of their respective deals, with Jones being set to make $1.1 million in 2019 and Beasley about to earn $12.8 million after the Falcons exercised his fifth-year option.
Jones is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played just six games due to a foot injury. During the time he was on the field, he registered 53 tackles, a sack, a couple of interceptions and a defensive touchdown.
Meanwhile, Beasley appeared in all 16 contests and totaled 20 tackles, five sacks, a fumble recovery and a defensive score.