Where has Vic Beasley been during OTAs? The answer is pretty simple and straightforward and maps more or less to what we expected when we first learned that he wasn’t attending OTAs in the first place, and it’s essentially him training in his hometown and working alongside fellow 2015 first rounder Bud Dupree.
That comes to us from a new story from ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, who chatted with Beasley and gleaned a little information and got a stock-sounding quote from Beasley, who took the time to reassure anyone who’s doubting his work ethic.
“I’m just working as hard as I can,” Beasley said. “I’m training hard. I’m excited about this season.”
This all might sound a little sarcastic on my part, but I’m actually happy to have a little additional detail. This is a critical year for Beasley, who will head into free agency next season and will be looking for a multi-year deal from the Falcons or another team, and it’s not like he was going to skip OTAs to sit around with so many years of his career in front of him. He’s just trying to get training he felt he wasn’t going to get in OTAs, and if it helps him have his best possible 2019, I think that’s all we can reasonably ask for.