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Titans signing edge rusher Vic Beasley to 1-year deal

Vic Beasley is jumping from the NFC South to the AFC South.
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Vic Beasley is jumping from the NFC South to the AFC South.

The former first-round edge rusher is signing with the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. ESPN first reported the news.

Beasley will receive a one-year deal worth $9.5 million guaranteed and up to $12 million, Rapoport added.

The eighth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Beasley was named a first-team All-Pro and voted to a Pro Bowl in 2016, when he logged a league-high 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. In his five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, he amassed 37.5 sacks in 78 games played and 60 starts.

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Vic Beasley #44 of the Atlanta Falcons runs onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Tennessee Titans

Atlanta, however, chose to not to re-sign the edge rusher ahead of free agency, freeing him up to sign elsewhere.

Beasley will be on a prove-it deal in Tennessee, where he will join a front seven teeming with talent, from Jurrell Casey and Jeffery Simmons on the line to Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry at linebacker.

One half away from a Super Bowl in 2016, Beasley will now spend 2020 with an outfit that came one half away from reaching the big game in 2019.