NASHVILLE — Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the reserve/did not report list.
The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he either tested positive for the virus or has been quarantined 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 player to a $50,000 fine per day.
The former Clemson standout, who led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016, his second season as a pro, now has to work through the testing protocol and meet all his new teammates in person.
Kenny Vaccaro, a safety, 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 offseason program virtually.