Report: Titans unsure why Vic Beasley hasn’t reported to COVID-19 testing
Tennessee Titans players were expected to officially report for COVID-19 testing on Tuesday. But Vic Beasley was not among those to report.
The team has no notion of why Beasley missed testing, nor do the Titans know of his whereabouts, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Titans veteran pass-rusher Vic Beasley did not show up for COVID-19 testing again today, and there has been no communication on why or where he is, per sources. The team put Beasley — one of its big FA signings — on the "reserve/did not report” list yesterday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 29, 2020
Beasley signed a one-year deal with the Titans back in March, and figures to play a big role in the team’s pass rush.
The former NFL sack leaders has had inconsistent results throughout the years, but Beasley managed 8.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles with the Atlanta Falcons last year.
It is especially curious Beasley has not had any contact with the team. Perhaps he is leaning towards opting out of the 2020 season, though he apparently has not indicated as much to the Titans.
In any case, this is certainly a strange ordeal for the Titans, who could really use Beasley given key losses on the defensive side of the ball.
Tennessee traded star defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos, and also allowed cornerback Logan Ryan–who was often used as a blitzer–to walk in free agency.
There are those who still believe Tennessee might make a play for Jadeveon Clowney, especially considering the Seahawks might be out on Clowney after trading for Jamal Adams, who is still seeking an extension.
Pairing Beasley with Clowney would give the Titans a pair of playmakers on the edge. But Beasley has not reported for COVID-19 testing, lending some questions regarding his status going forward.