Titans G.M. Jon Robinson: Vic Beasley’s absence is unexcused

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Pass rusher Vic Beasley signed with the Titans in the offseason. However, he has not shown up for training camp.

“On Tuesday, July 28th, we placed Vic Beasley on the Reserve-Did Not Report list,” G.M. Jon Robinson said in a statement issued by the team on Thursday. “I have been in contact with Vic, he is not here, he understands his absence is unexcused, and he told me he will be reporting to camp in the near future. Our current focus is on the players that are here now, getting everyone acclimated to the protocols, and our football program. We will have the same acclimation process with Vic when he reports.”

Beasley received a $6 million signing bonus as part of his one-year, $7.5 million contract. His failure to report for camp puts a portion of that bonus in jeopardy; if he misses six days, he can be required to pay back 15 percent of the bonus. It also exposes him to daily fines of $50,000, which under the new labor deal can be waived only as to any players operating under the terms of their rookie contracts.

Some thought that Beasley was staying away in lieu of opting out. He could still opt out. If he does, he’d keep the full $6 million signing bonus, delaying a $1.5 million base salary into 2021.

11 responses to “Titans G.M. Jon Robinson: Vic Beasley’s absence is unexcused

  1. He’s trying his best to find a medical reason to opt out. He would get a year accrued on his 1 year contract and not have to play for the Titans at all.

  2. When you get into cap hells, and don’t build from within and trade away your best defensive player, you lose the edge.

    Buff and Tenn wouldn’t make the postseason this year.

  3. gotitan says:
    July 30, 2020 at 1:01 pm
    Titans are not in Cap Hell. Where did they trade King Henry from, exactly?

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    lol

    With Tannehill and Henry just paid at once (fail) why was your best defender dealt in his prime?

  4. touchback6 says:
    July 30, 2020 at 12:56 pm
    When you get into cap hells, and don’t build from within and trade away your best defensive player, you lose the edge.

    Buff and Tenn wouldn’t make the postseason this year.

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    Not in cap hell. And I loved Casey & did not love that trade, but he was far from our best defensive player last year. Byard, Jackson, Evans, & Brown are all better than him at this point and Simmons may be already. Hell, maybe even Vaccaro who has been real good for us.

  5. daysend564 says:
    July 30, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    He’s trying his best to find a medical reason to opt out. He would get a year accrued on his 1 year contract and not have to play for the Titans at all.

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    Hopefully he has an agent who is telling him that if he does this he will never see a big payday again.

  6. Covid or not – for $6,000,000.00 signing bonus you owe it to them to show up. And on time. What a clown.

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