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Beasley inked with Falcons through 2019 season

Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons

Following Wednesday’s announcement, Adairsville native Vic Beasley will be with the Atlanta Falcons through the 2019 season.

The Falcons picked up Beasley’s fifth-year option that will make his 2019 salary in the neighborhood of $13 million.

The Falcons have indicated they plan to move Beasley back to defensive end for the 2018 season — a more natural position for the former Clemson All-American. Beasley was utilized at outside linebacker in 2017 and was forced to deal with an early season injury that kept him out of four games. After leading the NFL in in 2016 with 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles, his numbers dropped in 2017. He recorded 29 tackles this past season with five sacks and one forced fumble.

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