Linebacker Vic Beasley finally reports to Titans for camp

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In this Sept. 30, 2018 photo, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) rushes against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)

NASHVILLE — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list.

The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarnatined after coming in close contact with someone who’s infected.

Beasley was the Titans’ top free agent signee in March with a one-year deal for $9.5 million. But he didn’t report with the rest of his new teammates, and general manager Jon Robinson called Beasley’s absence unexcused last week, which subjected the linebacker to a $50,000 fine per day.

The linebacker who led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks in 2016 now has to work through the testing protocol and meet all his new teammates in person. Safety Kenny Vaccaro said he was excited to meet Beasley.

“Whatever was going on before training camp, him getting here late, has nothing to do with me,” Vaccaro added. “That’s his personal business. You don’t know what somebody’s going through, their situation. This has been a crazy year, 2020, so I’m not judging anybody.”

The Titans are scheduled for their first practice of training camp on Aug. 14 after wrapping up an acclimation period for players who did the off-season program virtually.

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