The Tennessee Titans have added a pass rusher, agreeing to terms with defensive end Vic Beasley. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Adairsville native's one-year deal includes $9.5 million guaranteed and is worth a maximum of $12 million.
The No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Beasley led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks in 2016 for the Falcons. Atlanta declined to re-sign Beasley after he managed only 18 sacks combined over the past three seasons.
The Titans limited their risk by agreeing to terms with Beasley for only one season, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal cannot be completed until the new league year starts Wednesday.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs exposed the Titans’ issues at outside pass rush in the AFC championship game in January. Beasley led Atlanta with eight sacks last season, which would’ve ranked him second to Harold Landry in Tennessee. But 6 1/2 of those came in the second half of the season.