Falcons’ Vic Beasley will ‘definitely’ attend mandatory minicamp
With Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley missing voluntary minicamp this offseason, there were questions if he would hold out of mandatory minicamp for a new deal.
Beasley is entering the final year of his rookie contract but made it clear that he will be with the team during mandatory minicamp.
“Yeah, I’ll definitely be there,” Beasley said to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com when asked if he will be the team at three day minicamp that kicks off June 12th.
Beasley wouldn’t go into details about why he has skipped voluntary training, but has been working hard in his hometown of Adairsville, Georgia. He has also been working out in Buford, Georgia, with Bud Dupree of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I’m just working as hard as I can,” Beasley said. “I’m training hard. I’m excited about this season.”
Falcons coach Dan Quinn admitted he was a bit frustrated that Beasley wasn’t attending off-season training, but the practices were voluntary so there wasn’t much he could do about it.
“Our angles, our takeoffs and how we’d work our hands. There are some specific exercises and techniques that I wanted him to work through that I thought would make a big impact for his time. Every moment was devoted to that,” Quinn said earlier this offseason via Pro Football Talk.
Beasley led the league in 2016 with 15.5 sacks but the last two seasons has only recorded ten sacks total, so it’s probably good that he is on the field because he needs to prove he deserves that next big contract.