NASHVILLE — Outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. passed his physical Saturday and now is on the Tennessee Titans' active roster.
The Titans also waived 27 players to trim their number to 53 by the NFL's deadline.
Beasley was the Titans' big free agent signee in March, but the former first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons was 10 days late reporting to training camp in Nashville, piling up $500,000 in fines. He was first seen on a football field Thursday, when he worked on a side field with head coach Mike Vrabel.
The Titans are counting on Beasley to help them put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks, and coaches hope they can help him be the linebacker who led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016. He will play opposite Harold Landry III, but Vrabel said Tennessee also has made an offer to free agent Jadeveon Clowney in hopes of bolstering their edge rush.
Behind center, Tennessee went with Logan Woodside as the backup to Ryan Tannehill for now. They released Trevor Siemian, who signed Aug. 19. Coaches have raved for months about how well Woodside, the former University of Toledo quarterback whose professional playing experience is limited to seven games with the American Alliance of Football in 2019, knows the offense.
The Titans waived linebacker D'Andre Walker, their fifth-round pick from 2019 who spent last season on injured reserve. Cornerbacks Chris Milton, Tye Smith and Chattanooga native Kareem Orr were waived, along with running back Jeremy McNichols, who was signed Aug. 26. Orr played at Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Others cut: defensive backs Ibraheim Campbell, Kenneth Durden and Doug Middleton; defensive linemen Joey Ivie, Kobe Smith and Teair Tart; kicker Tucker McCann; linebackers Jamal Davis, Cale Garrett and Wyatt Ray; offensive linemen Brandon Kemp, Zac Kerin and David Quessenberry; running backs Marcus Marshall and Senorise Perry, who played at Georgia's Chattooga High School; tight end Tommy Hudson; and wide receivers Rashard Davis, Krishaw Hogan, Mason Kinsey, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Kristian Wilkerson.
NFL teams can sign up to 16 players to their practice squad starting Sunday.