Titans GM Jon Robinson talks to Vic Beasley, says LB will report 'in the near future'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson released a statement Thursday saying that outside linebacker Vic Beasley will be reporting to training camp soon.

Beasley missed the first two days of camp and did not contact the team. The Titans placed Beasley on the reserve/did not report list on Tuesday.

"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," Robinson said in the statement.

The Titans are conducting coronavirus testing for the players before they get access to the facility, in addition to briefing them on the protocols due to the pandemic. The team is working to get rookies and new players acclimated to their building.

Having not shown up on time, Beasley will be a bit behind, but Robinson said Beasley will undergo the same acclimation process when he reports.

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Thursday that Beasley's absence doesn't affect the players already in the team's facility.

"And we can't let it affect what happens in this building," Tannehill said. "We still have to take care of the work that we need to get done while we're here. And once those guys come in, he'll be a few days behind -- or I'm not sure when he's gonna come. But if he wants to be here, then yeah, we want him here. And once he's here, hopefully he's all-in and jumps on board with us."

Tennessee signed Beasley to a one-year, $9.5 million contract in March. Having led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016 and finishing last season with eight sacks for the Atlanta Falcons, Beasley was expected to play a critical role in boosting the Titans' pass rush.