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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who had been absent from training camp since it began July 28, reported to the team facility for COVID-19 testing on Friday morning.

The team hadn’t heard from Beasley since camp opened, and general manager Jon Robinson last week released a statement saying Beasley’s absence was unexcused but that he would report soon.

Beasley was fined a mandatory $50,000 per day, resulting in a $500,000 fine after missing 10 days. He will need three negative coronavirus tests over a four-day period before he can enter the main facility. The Titans have a trailer outside of the facility for testing.

If his tests are negative, there’s a good chance he will be on the field when the Titans start practice next week. Not missing any fieldwork is crucial for Beasley, who signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal in March.

Outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen said the staff worked extensively during the offseason to get Beasley up to speed.

“Honestly, we’ve probably met with him a lot more one-on-one than in a group setting even, just because all the other guys have been here,” Bowen said. “So we’re kind of trying to kind of add and expand from 100-level learning to 200-level learning, so to speak.”

The Titans are banking on Beasley to pair with Harold Landry to provide a boost to their pass rush this season.


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