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Falcons’ Vic Beasley could be on the trading block

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The Atlanta Falcons have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season, and with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching, they might start to sell off some of their players. Take defensive lineman Vic Beasley, for example.

According to Jordan Schultz of ESPN, the Falcons have put Beasley on the trading block.

Atlanta’s decision to make Beasley available makes plenty of sense, as he will be a free agent at the end of the season, and with the Falcons currently 1-5 and showing no signs of turning things around, they may as well try and recoup some value for Beasley now rather than losing him for nothing in free agency.

Through six games in 2019, Beasley has logged 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Clemson, was originally selected by Atlanta with the eighth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, totaling 26 tackles, four sacks and a couple of forced fumbles. Beasley then broke out during his sophomore season, racking up a league-leading 15.5 sacks to go along with 39 tackles, six forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown, making the Pro Bowl and earning a First-Team All-Pro selection as a result.

Since then, however, Beasley has been pretty disappointing.

In 2017, he finished with just 29 tackles and five sacks, and last season, he registered 20 tackles, five sacks and a defensive score.

The Falcons will play host to the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday in their Week 7 tilt.