Report: Titans fine Beasley $500K after return from unexcused absence
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Tennessee Titans edge rusher Vic Beasley Jr. reported to training camp Friday for COVID-19 testing as expected following an unexcused absence from the team, according to Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky.

Beasley, who signed a one-year, $9.5-million contract with Tennessee in March, was a no-show for the first 10 days of camp.

The Titans hit Beasley with a $500,000 fine, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, players can be fined $50,000 for every missed day of camp.

Titans general manager Jon Robinson said last Thursday that the team had placed Beasley on the reserve/did not report list but was expecting him to return soon after making contact. Robinson didn't expand on why Beasley was absent.

Beasley is expected to start alongside Harold Landry as the Titans attempt to improve on their surprising playoff run last season, which ended in the AFC Championship Game against the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

A No. 8 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, Beasley led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016 but has struggled to replicate that form since, racking up just 13 over the last two seasons.

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